The American Criminal Justice System is composed of police, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice at the local, state, tribal and federal levels. These components function separately and together, with the majority of activities occurring at the local level. The Criminal Justice program seeks to prepare our graduates for careers in all sectors of the justice system with an emphasis on leadership, ethics, analytical skills and effective written and verbal communication.
The Homeland Security Program is built on the existing body of knowledge in homeland security and emergency management, as well as current and developing research, with an emphasis on lessening the impacts of disasters on our most vulnerable citizens. The program prepares students for public and private sector positions in this growing field.
The Legal Studies Program seeks to provide excellence in teaching, research, service and community development. We provide a diversified education in the various disciplines necessary for success in the fields of civil or criminal justice. New opportunities are continuously emerging for legal studies majors within the legal and business communities.