The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program supports the mission of the College by providing students an opportunity to prepare for careers in the field of criminal justice.
Students will explore topics through coursework in the areas of justice studies, criminology, the court system, and corrections. Specific areas to the field, including juvenile delinquency, law enforcement, ethical decision making and research methods for justice studies, are addressed through course work.
This major includes coursework from other majors and provides students with a broad spectrum of concepts and information. A major in this program will require completion of 14 four-credit hour courses for a total of 56 credit hours. Students will complete 36 credit hours in core criminal justice classes, four credit hours of math required in the core, and 16 credit hours chosen from a list of electives in criminal justice and allied fields(e.g., political science, sociol-ogy, business).
Students will be able to customize their major by choosing electives in one of several concentrations (e.g. law enforcement, criminology, administration of justice). Students will also complete up to 53 hours in Tusculum’s general education core that will contribute to the 128 credit hours required for graduation. Learning outcomes for this program include information literacy, public speaking, writing, and scientific inquiry.