The mission of the Criminal Justice major is to graduate individuals who are:
- Prepared to enter occupations or graduate study in the field with strong liberal arts skills (acquire information from a variety of sources; communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral formats; understand and work effectively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds; and think critically and make informed decisions).
- Competent in the theories, models, and methods of investigation in criminology, and in the fields and practices within criminal justice.
- Who carry into their professional work the university outcomes of Christlike character, academic excellence, social responsiveness, and creative engagement.
Graduates with a degree in Criminal Justice have gone on to careers in the following fields:
- Law School
- Adult Probation/Parole
- Police Agencies
- Institutional Corrections
- State Law Enforcement
- Federal Law Enforcement
- Community Based Corrections
- Juvenile Probation/Parole/Corrections
Potential Career Paths
- Law Enforcement
- Prosecuting Attorney's Assistant
- Private Investigators
- Intelligence Officer