The purpose of the Criminal Justice Sciences program is to provide the student with a system orientation to the field of criminal justice. Study in criminal justice involves the application of the principles and the related behavioral and social issues in the field.
The program focuses on the building of knowledge in the areas of policing, courts, and corrections from a social science perspective. Students develop a knowledge base for an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the kinds of problems and circumstances that often result in criminality.
Finally, the program provides students with the opportunity to gain necessary skills in the area of interviewing, program development, community organization, planning and research to function in a professional position in the field of criminal justice.