Program objectives for a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice are:
(a) exhibit an understanding of the important functions, organization, and fundamental concepts of the operation of the criminal justice system (police, law/courts, corrections) in a democratic society;
(b) acquire knowledge of the development of the components of the criminal justice system from an historical and cross-cultural perspective;
(c) know the major theorists and theoretical orientations that help explain criminal behavior;
(d) be able to understand, analyze, and critically evaluate basic research and data relevant to crime and the criminal justice system;
(e) demonstrate an ability to formulate a thesis and to gather and critically assess information appropriate to a topic under study;
(f) have the ability to effectively communicate both in written and oral form;
(g) have an understanding of career and educational options that a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice provides.