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Mission Statement Program Learning Outcomes

The Criminal Justice Mission Statement:

     To prepare students for roles as knowledgeable citizens and responsible criminal justice professionals in a global society.

Program Learning Outcomes (undergraduate):

     The Criminal Justice Department has established Program Learning Outcomes which define what our students will learn and gain from our programs. These outcomes are outlined as follows:
  1. Knowledge
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the Criminal Justice Field and analyze topical areas in the field. These areas include policing, courts, corrections
  1. Critical Thinking
Students will demonstrate the ability to problem solve.  As a critical thinker, you will analyze decisions, interpret information, and evaluate facts.
  1. Communication
Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively using appropriate media. Writing and speaking effectively will be emphasized.
  1. Diversity
Students will demonstrate sensitivity to diverse populations.                                               
  1. Professional Integrity & Responsibility
Students will apply the ethical standards and professional behavior of the Criminal Justice profession. 

Law Enforcement and Administration Program Learning Outcomes (Graduate)
 
     1. Knowledge

Students will demonstrate and apply an understanding of leadership and administration in the criminal justice system, particularly in the law enforcement field.   

     2. Professional Integrity & Responsibility

Students will understand and demonstrate the ethical standards and professional behavior of administration in the Criminal Justice field, particularly in the law enforcement field.

     3. Critical Thinking

Students will demonstrate graduate level quantitative and/or qualitative research skills with proper data analysis to summarize finding in clear and concise written narratives.
Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills and problem solving skills through course work, case studies, work experience and internship.

     4. Communication

Students will demonstrate and apply graduate level written and verbal communication skills. 

     5. Technology

Students will demonstrate and apply use of technology related to the administration field, particularly in terms of law enforcement and criminal justice administration.  
 

 
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