University Goal #1: Our graduates can communicate effectively.
Criminal Justice Program Goal #1: Our graduates communicate effectively with a variety of audiences as demonstrated by
- Production of clearly written work linking experiences to appropriate course content
- Produce a clearly written research paper based on original scholarship
University Goal #2: Our graduates are prepared to be personally and socially responsible citizens.
Criminal Justice Program Goal #2: Our graduates understand diversity of gender, race, social class, ethnicity, and sexuality in their own and other cultures and societies. This understanding is demonstrated by
- The use of course materials that examine ways in which varied cultural and social factors influence behavior
- Critical analysis of related issues in a larger global perspective by comparing and contrasting Western interpretations of criminological concepts of those cultures
- Contributing to the growth and success of their communities by first studying diverse social systems and cultures within and beyond one’s own community
- Participating in student organizations, community service, community outreach projects, service learning or other similar activities beyond the classroom
University Goal #3: Our graduates can think critically, solve problems, and make informed decisions.
Criminal Justice Program Goal #3: Our graduates use critical thinking to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information and ideas from multiple perspectives. The goal is achieved by
- Planning and conducting a research project that includes collection, analysis, and interpretation of data
- Application of terminology, information literacy, and the application of scholarly and scientific principles
- Demonstration of appropriate quantitative or qualitative skills including data organization, analysis, and interpretation for the purpose of analyzing and solving problems
University Goal #4: Our graduates can use technology effectively in their fields.
Criminal Justice Program Goal #4: Our students can effectively use electronic databases to conduct literature searches, and use the peer-reviewed articles to access and synthesize information and compose a literature review in APA format.
University Goal #5: Our graduates have content knowledge in their chosen fields and the necessary skills to be successful. Content knowledge is discipline and degree specific.
Criminal Justice Program Goal #5: Our graduates possess the knowledge and skills to be successful in their field, including synthesizing information from a variety of sources and using skills to analyze and interpret information and data.