Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with a concentration in Human Services
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration is to provide students with a strong foundation in criminal justice principles, concepts, and theories, as well as a practice orientation to justice administration. The degree offers a global perspective, as well as specific concentration areas of criminal justice services delivery. Students will receive core instruction in criminal justice as it is represented in the domains of police, courts, and corrections and then advance to concentrations related to specific areas of criminal justice within those domains.
The BS/CJA Human Services concentration is intended to give graduates knowledge and basic skills to work in the human services and helping areas of the criminal justice system. This particular concentration represents an integrated program combining academic instruction in criminal justice with applied skills for students whose goal is a career in the areas of the system where basic skills in interviewing, case management, mental health interventions, advocacy and mediation are required. Human Services graduates are prepared to provide services in a variety of institutional and community settings within the criminal justice domains of policing, the courts, institutional and community corrections.
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Graduates of Criminal Justice and Security programs may need to meet other requirements or qualifications to become a law enforcement, corrections or peace officer at the state, national or international level. Students who are interested in pursuing such professions are encouraged to check with the applicable agencies for a list of requirements.
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