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 prepares students to:
- demonstrate knowledge of theories and application of management principles associated with criminal justice systems;
- identify and analyze ethical and legal issues specific to law enforcement, corrections and security roles;
- understand and articulate the administration and role of public service in society; and
- demonstrate the ability to relate well within and across diverse community cultures.
Requirements for Criminal Justice Administration, B.A. (36)
|BU 352||Human Behavior in Organizations||3|
|EC 345||Economics of Social Issues||3|
|PH 321W||Ethics-Social/Behavioral Studies||3|
|PO 320||American Political Process||3|
|PO 371||Introduction to Public Administration||3|
|SO 220||Race and Ethnicity||3|
|SO 283||Deviance, Crime and Criminal Justice||3|
|SO 370||Delinquency and Juvenile Justice||3|
|SP 351||Group Dynamics||3|
|Nine approved credits in related areas||9|