Learning Outcomes

The B.A. in Criminal Justice & Human Security has the following learning outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate the progressive acquisition of the oral, written critical thinking skills needed to succeed in graduate level study as well as the required skills for careers in domestic and international security.
  • Students will be able to identify the essential elements of criminal justice.
  • Students will be able to articulate the importance of Human Security and explore its impact on domestic and international security.
  • Students will demonstrate the language skills and intercultural understanding required for effective law enforcement in today’s globalized society.
  • Students will be able to describe the role played by religious, ideological, and cultural views; ethnic and tribal identities; and economic status in rationalizing criminal behavior.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role played in criminal behavior by socioeconomic inequities and societal injustice, resulting from domestic and non-domestic events.
  • Students will be able to comment on the role played by non-state actors in areas such as the identification of norms, the acceptability of violence and terrorism in promoting policy changes and in preventing crime.

* Note for all College of Public and International Affairs majors, a portfolio is collected to track progress in programmatic outcomes