Undergraduate student population averages 140 + students a year for the degree program which has a strong focus on Law Enforcement, Corrections, Probation, Research Methods, Courts, and Ethics. In addition, numerous electives (such as Drugs and Society, Media and Crime, and Casework) allow for a well-rounded student meeting the general needs of criminal justice professionals. The learning outcomes of the program are measured through the Major Fields Test, which has depicted an overall improvement in student retention and comprehension of core program objectives in recent years. Beginning in 2010, the Criminal Justice major participated in course curriculum changes, over hauling the degree and making significant improvements in the area of theory and law. In 2012, additional changes were implemented in the area of victim based courses and research methods. After implementing these changes, the program has seen a significant increase in the number of students scoring above the national average on the standardized MFT exam for the criminal justice major. Prior to the change, just over 50% of our students scored over the national average; since program changes have gone into effect, recent years depict that over 85% of our majors have scored over the national average, with overall 40% of graduates entering law school or graduate degree, and 100% of these applicants earning acceptance into their first school of choice for continuing education.
|Date||% Above the Mean|
Program Changes go into effect Fall 2010
New Program Changes go into effect Fall 2012