Criminal Justice, BS

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Program Description

The Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Augustine’s University, through partnerships with agencies within and related to the criminal justice field, creates the fundamental preparation for successful careers and responsible citizenship.  The academic pursuit of excellence for both students and faculty is provided in a learning environment that combines theoretical knowledge with practical application. Students develop the ability to think creatively and critically as they seek to explain complex phenomena regarding criminality, human behavior, its propensity to crime, and systemic problems in the criminal justice system. A Criminal Justice Major is guided through a career-oriented curriculum that prepares each for a professional career in a criminal justice related arena and advanced education. This combination of training and education is the foundation of the Criminal Justice program. Students completing the degree program in Criminal Justice:

• Will possess the ability to identify, locate, and use legal, technological and other professional resource materials

• Will be able to demonstrate critical thinking and applied research skill by use of the scientific method for inquiry

• Will benefit from engaged learning through practical experiences in a criminal justice related agency consistent with their specified career

• Will possess the skills necessary to enter into graduate or professional study and/or enter into a criminal justice related job field Will become sensitive to the elements of cultural diversity and its role in the criminal justice system

Last updated Oct 2020

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Founded in 1867 as Saint Augustine's Normal School, the name of the school changed to Saint Augustine's School in 1893 and Saint Augustine's Junior College in 1919, when it began offering college-leve ... Read More

Founded in 1867 as Saint Augustine's Normal School, the name of the school changed to Saint Augustine's School in 1893 and Saint Augustine's Junior College in 1919, when it began offering college-level coursework. It began offering coursework leading to a four-year degree in 1927 and changed its name to Saint Augustine's College one year later with the first baccalaureate degrees awarded in 1931. In 2012, the institution again expanded its focus and changed its name to St. Augustine's University. Read less