To provide a broad academic and multidisciplinary background for students majoring in Criminal Justice;
To prepare students of high character and ethical standards for leadership positions within the employment areas of law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, private security, and the courts;
To assist students in gaining employment within paralegal and criminal law career fields;
To cultivate in students a realistic awareness of present and historical trends of crime and criminal methodology;
To stimulate an awareness of deviant and abnormal human behavior of concern to criminal justice practitioners;
To acquaint students with current literature and research pertaining to the administration of justice.
The minor in Criminal Justice is available for students presuming majors in other disciplines.