Mission and Goals
The principal goal of the program is to provide the student with a liberal arts education. We are also dedicated to equipping the student for a career in criminal justice or a related field. Furthermore, our intent is to prepare students for the changes they are likely to confront in the areas of technology, social diversity and legal responsibilities. Finally, we seek to ready the qualified student for graduate study or law school.
The mission of the criminology and criminal justice department is to instill in the student a respect for the rights of all persons before and after coming into contact with the criminal justice system. We also desire to imbue in our students a commitment to a series of values which prepare them for leadership but also provide them with the ability to think critically with respect to the important issues facing them. This is achieved by offering a balanced curriculum with courses in the etiology of crime, law enforcement, adjudication, corrections, and field internships.