Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Expected Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the terms, concepts and theories related to the criminal justice system to produce sound, relevant arguments—both written and oral—based on research and evidence.
  2. Apply basic research methods to criminal justice research projects including design and data analysis and evaluation of the quality, credibility and objectivity of published research. Utilize technology to locate information, manage and analyze this data.
  3. Describe the major concepts, perspectives and theories within the general content domains of the criminal justice systems such as law enforcement, the courts and corrections to describe positive social justice outcomes. Relate these perspectives to socioeconomic, ethnic, culture, background, gender and sexual orientation.
  4. Apply an ethical, moral and values-based orientation with the introduction of real-life scenarios depicting the dilemmas encountered daily within the criminal justice system.
  5. Identify and develop the skills and experiences relevant to achieving selected career goals demonstrating the ability to collaborate and effectively communicate with others.

Demonstration of Program Outcomes

These results show Marymount graduates’ proficiency levels in the expected learning outcomes for this program. Faculty make this assessment in designated degree-level assessment courses in which students demonstrate what they’ve learned.

Key Finding

MCU’s Criminal Justice program produces career-oriented graduates trained in communication, analysis and ethical reasoning and ready to work with diverse constituents.

Student Learning Outcomes Criminal Justice