May 19, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, BA

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The Criminal Justice program prepares students interested in careers in the Criminal Justice System as well as those planning to pursue graduate degrees in various fields. The program provides students with an academically sound understanding of theory, research, and practice as they relate to crime, justice, and our criminal justice system.

Learning Outcomes/Program Objectives:

  • Criminal Justice majors will demonstrate an understanding of and the application of the criminal justice system and the fundamental processes that take place therein.
  • Criminal Justice majors will be able to use Criminal Justice literature with a goal toward an ability to search and apply it effectively.
  • Criminal Justice majors will demonstrate appropriate facility with communication, both written and oral, and including the appropriate style of communication set forth by the discipline.

Assessment Plan:

  • Criminal Justices majors will complete a capstone course (CRJ 455 - Critical Issues in Criminal Justice ) which will include a senior research project. This project will include specific assessment methodology that will be intentionally tied to the learning outcomes. This assessment plan will be developed by the Sociology and Criminal Justice Program faculty.

Core Curriculum Requirements (55-62 Hours)

The Core Curriculum 

General Elective Credits

(If Needed)

Total Credit Hours (Minimum) 128

On occasion, technical and/or program requirements may also meet specific core curriculum requirements. Please confer with your program advisor to determine which courses, if any, may be counted accordingly.

All Bachelors programs at Lenoir-Rhyne require at least 128 credit hours. If, in combination, core, technical, and program requirements do not generate at least 128 hours, additional credits must be completed to achieve 128 hours. These classes may be general electives, or a student may complete a minor or additional major.

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