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Criminal Justice

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Program Type:

Major, Online

Academic Division:

Arts & Humanities

Criminal justice at Notre Dame College is a broad interdisciplinary approach to the study of crime and justice. Grounded in the liberal arts, students will learn to formulate policy responses to a myriad of important issues including crime, violence, delinquency, and victims’ rights. Criminal Justice graduates will find a healthy industry job outlook. This degree prepares students for careers in law enforcement, federal service agencies, the courts, corrections, homeland security, victim advocacy, and the security industry.

Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the major in Criminal Justice Studies will be able to:

  • Describe and analyze the basic structure of the U.S. Criminal Justice System including police, courts, corrections, and victims.
  • Critique the criminal justice system including the legal, theoretical, and public policy issues that impact it.
  • Compare and contrast contemporary justice issues through the application of current theories and literature as they impact the American CJ system.
  • Construct and evaluate research designs and methods that evaluate agency programs, or investigate empirical or theoretical issues relating to justice studies.
  • Articulate knowledge and appreciation for diversity (including, but not limited to race, culture, ethnicity, gender, religion) and its effects within the context of the criminal justice system.

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Credentials You Can Count On

Notre Dame College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a degree-granting institution. Our academic programs are accredited by some of the most respected organizations of higher education in the country.

The education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Founding institution of the American Council on Education.
Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

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