Criminal Justice is an exciting and ever-changing field of study, with new information gained each day. New technology and techniques continually push the boundaries of information gathering in Criminal Justice and students will become conversant in these areas. The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program gives students the opportunity to study the fascinating issues of crime and justice and prepares them to enter the field at entry and middle management levels. It is an interdisciplinary study of law enforcement, judicial courts, and correctional systems within political structures with attention given to legal, social, managerial, and administrative issues.
Students will learn both practical and theoretical applications to components of the criminal justice system, emphasizing the decision-making process and consequences inherent with legal and social influences. As our society continues to grow, so does the need for careers in this field.
The criminal justice program prepares students for entry-level positions. Students who are already working in the criminal justice field may find that after completion of this program they may advance to mid-level and upper-level positions. The program prepares graduates to work in the criminal justice field and continue their education in graduate studies in the United States
There are numerous criminal justice jobs available: corrections officer, detective, FBI agent, security guard, parole officer, police officer, park ranger, security officer and manager, private investigator, fraud investigator, or insurance investigator.