This program prepares individuals who want to work in the justice field. This program seeks to equip the student for a fulfilling career with a foundational understanding of human behavior within criminal, transformative, and restorative justice systems. Students will be prepared to serve society as ethical, caring, service-minded individuals. A major in Criminal Justice opens the door to many jobs in law enforcement, corrections, court-related positions, and security.
Students who complete the Criminal Justice major should be able to:
- Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision making.
- Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
- Apply current and historical justice principles and practices to real-life situations.
- Function within chosen area(s) of justice system with the insight of the functions and interdependencies of various areas.
- Apply procedural rules and statutes through the criminal process.
- Design alternatives to the conventional penal approaches through the lenses of transformative and restorative justice.