BA in Criminal Justice

General

Program Description

Mission

The Criminal Justice program is guided by the University’s mission to unite with the community through scholarship, teaching, civic engagement and service with a firm commitment to improve the human condition. Consistent with this mission, the Criminal Justice program provides students with a thorough understanding of how the criminal justice system works and its impact on American citizens. Students gain an understanding of the role of the police, courts and corrections in our criminal justice system while understanding that their moral obligation is to assist in improving the human condition. In addition to learning the intricacies of the criminal justice system, the curriculum prepares students to enter and successfully complete graduate and professional school programs.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major criminological theories and their implications for social policy.
  • Articulate the structure and function of the criminal justice system.
  • Analyze statistical data on crime and incarceration rates in the U.S.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.

Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation.

Last updated February 2018

About the School

Since1869, Dillard University has been committed to providing students with a quality four-year liberal arts education. Dillard is a fully accredited private, historically black university. In 2010, U ... Read More

Since1869, Dillard University has been committed to providing students with a quality four-year liberal arts education. Dillard is a fully accredited private, historically black university. In 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dillard among the nation’s Top 10 HBCUs, based on comprehensive undergraduate studies. Dillard also was awarded a Top 10 Ranking in 2010 for liberal arts schools in the social mobility category by Washington Monthly. Read less