More information about Division of Continuing Education:
A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.
Mount St. Mary’s criminal justice program provides a rigorous and liberal arts education to those seeking a professional career in the criminal justice field, including law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections and other relevant fields.
A key feature of the criminal justice program is its emphasis on the connections between theory and practice. There are three guiding principles: (1) there can be no criminal justice without a commitment to the principles and practices of social justice, (2) technical proficiency is crucial to a well-run system of justice, and (3) a liberal education leads to both a greater level of professionalism as well as to a full and meaningful personal life. As such, this program aims to educate the whole person.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Mount St. Mary’s develops criminal justice professionals who are able to:
- understand the basic concepts and theories of the discipline (proficient)
- examine their own motivation for wanting to work in the field (reflective)
- demonstrate commitment to the diversity, dignity, equality and rights of the individual (ethical)
- demonstrate leadership as active participants in the criminal justice field(leading)
- respond to the demands of an increasingly diverse technological and global society (adaptive)