Student learning outcomes: Criminal Justice (BSCJ)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

Students will be able to analyze and evaluate the criminal justice system, using critical thinking skills developed in and out of the classroom.

  • Students will successfully complete a final paper in CJ 3001 or another paper or another paper as part of any upper-division class where they must analyze and evaluate a policy or program related to criminal justice. Students will also successfully complete a final paper in CJ 4900 where they must analyze and evaluate their internship agency.

Students will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding of the law, crime, theories of crime, police, courts, and corrections to real-world problems of crime and criminal justice.

  • Students will successfully complete a final paper in CJ 3001 or another paper as part of any upper-division class where they must apply material from class to a given topic.
  • Students will also successfully complete a final paper in CJ 4900 where they must apply material from classes to their internship experience.

Students will be given opportunities to develop speaking and writing skills

  • All students will be given opportunity to demonstrate excellence in speaking skills.
  • All students will be given opportunity to demonstrate excellence in writing skills.

Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the law, crime, theories of crime, police, courts, and corrections.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the law, crime, theories of crime, police, courts, and corrections by passing each of the classes in the core curriculum of criminal justice classes.


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