Criminal Justice Overview & Goals
The Department of Social Work offers a major and minor in Criminal Justice.
The major in Criminal Justice is designed for those students interested in a career in a criminal justice setting (law enforcement, public policy, community safety, probation, corrections, diversion programs, court system, or security). Studying criminal justice in a liberal arts framework prepares graduates for supervisory positions and for formulating public policy, as well as for post-graduate study, including law school. Bethany’s program is specifically designed to offer both hands-on study with professionals working in the field and a social sciences training for research.
- To prepare students for entry level positions in criminal justice fields.
- To prepare students with a solid educational foundation for post-graduate education and/or continued professional growth and development.
- Students will explore social, policy, economic, and environment issues impacting the criminal justice system.
- Students will gain the skills needed for entry level positions.
- Students will be able to identify opportunities post graduation.
- Students will explore criminal justice in the context of liberal arts.
Criminal Justice (Major, Minor)