Criminal Justice Administration
Martin Hughes (Director)
In collaboration with Whitworth's College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Continuing Studies offers a B.A. in criminal justice administration. This interdisciplinary degree builds on the strength of a liberal arts core curriculum, providing the adult student with a balanced and coherent study of the arts, the humanities, and the natural and social sciences. Whitworth is dedicated to providing an academically excellent liberal arts education that will equip each student with the skills necessary to respond creatively to the personal and professional challenges of life.
Admission to the criminal justice administration program is contingent upon the applicant's transfer of an A.A.S. degree in criminal justice, corrections or fire science or a similar A.A.S. degree, or upon successful completion of the police academy; or upon other related professional experience within the criminal justice arena, as determined by the admissions committee.
The criminal justice administration major builds on the learning outcomes students have achieved through completion of an associate of applied science degree and/or through professional experience. In addition to these outcomes, the criminal justice administration major has the following outcomes:
- With regard to knowledge, criminal justice administration graduates will articulate the various motivations of criminal behavior and the systems that punish and correct that behavior; understand the broader context in which criminal justice is administered; and identify the role of criminal justice in society as a whole.
- With regard to skills, criminal justice administration graduates will demonstrate competence in professional writing and public speaking; articulate a style of contributing positively to teams; and develop critical thinking required to coordinate the activities of a criminal justice organization.
- With regard to faith and values, criminal justice administration graduates will appreciate human diversity and respect for inclusion across diverse community cultures; identify and analyze ethical issues specific to the field of criminal justice; and explore their own vocation as it pertains to a career in the field of criminal justice administration.
Requirements for Criminal Justice Administration, B.A. (36)
|BU 352||Human Behavior in Organizations||3|
|EC 345||Economics of Social Issues||3|
|PO 302||Legal Issues in Social & Behavioral Studies||3|
|PO 320||American Political Process||3|
|PO 371||Introduction to Public Administration||3|
|PY 345||Forensic Psychology||3|
|SO 220||Race and Ethnicity||3|
|SO 283||Deviance, Crime and Criminal Justice||3|
|SO 370||Delinquency and Juvenile Justice||3|
|SO 466W||Ethics in Public Service||3|
|COM 351||Group Dynamics||3|
|COM 461||Applied Cross-Cultural Communication||3|