Criminal Justice - Program Outcomes

Criminal Justice Degree Programs

  1. Graduates will develop and maintain personal and professional relationships through respect, clear boundaries, empathy and honest interactions.
  2. Graduates will critically assess one's own attitudes, values and assumptions and considers their impact on individuals and the wider society.
  3. Graduates will use information/technology competently and appropriately including Best Programming Practices to decrease problems and crime in society.
  4. Graduates will critically evaluate past, present and future discrimination and privilege of individuals, societies, groups and institutions.
  5. Graduates will communicate appropriately based on topic, audience and situation.
  6. Graduates will build knowledge of diverse ideas, values, perspective and experiences.

Core Abilities Outcomes

Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking:
Graduates will evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information and ideas in order to construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions.

Graduates will be able to critically examine the relationship between self, community, and/or environments, and to evaluate and articulate potential impacts and consequences of choices, actions, and contributions for the creation of sustainable systems.

Information Competency:
Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.

Effective Communication:
Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods.

Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures, and experiences, and develop the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to understand and work with others who differ from themselves.

Fundamental Areas of Knowledge Outcomes

Graduates identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one's own and other's writing in order to communicate effectively.

Graduates acquire skills to critically interpret, analyze and evaluate forms of human expression, and create and perform as an expression of the human experience.

Social Sciences:
Graduates use social science research methods and/or theory in order to analyze and interpret social phenomena.

Natural Sciences:
Graduates use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate authenticity of data/information relative to the natural world.

Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning:
Graduates utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical, graphical, geometric, or statistical analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems in the natural world and human society.

Cindy Bassage
Program Coordinator

Bobi Foster-Grahler
Criminal Justice Instructor