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Criminal Justice Major
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Criminal Justice Mission Statement:
The mission of the Criminal Justice Associate of Science degree program is to provide students with the tools necessary to obtain employment in the criminal justice profession, including careers in law enforcement, corrections, private security, juvenile justice and probation and parole.
Criminal Justice Vision Statement:
MacCormac College’s Criminal Justice Program will be recognized for the quality of its graduates. The program will provide students with the skills to be successful in their career endeavors and to meet the challenges the criminal justice field provides.
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Criminal Justice Goals:
The Criminal Justice program will pursue academic excellence in its classes and expansion of internship opportunities to expose students to real-life experiences.
To do this, we will:
- Recruit, retain and graduate students who are academically prepared to assume the duties and opportunities as criminal justice professionals in the criminal justice marketplace.
- Continuously review and modify the criminal justice curriculum to address changes in the criminal justice job market and to ensure that MacCormac College criminal justice students are provided with the most up to date educational methodologies to successfully participate in the criminal justice profession.
- Encourage our students to become engaged in giving back to the greater Chicagoland community and participating in volunteer opportunities, internships, externships and networking events.
- Continuously build a highly qualified faculty committed to academic excellence and a student centered approach to education.
Criminal Justice Learning Outcomes:
Criminal Justice graduates will be able to:
- Understand Criminal Justice theory and practical applications
- Utilize forensic techniques to determine relevance, origin and significance of evidence
- Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues that may arise in the criminal justice profession
- Comprehend basic constitutional, criminal and procedural law as it applies to the criminal justice system
- Demonstrate knowledge of criminal justice infrastructure, administration and policy formation
- Conceptualize the relationship between corrections, probation, parole and the societal goals of criminal justice
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