The department’s mission includes the goals of:

(a) providing students with an interdisciplinary understanding of crime and criminal justice;

(b) developing students’ abilities to conceptualize and analyze problems of a criminological nature;

(c) improving sensitivity to diversity and diverse viewpoints;

(d) preparing undergraduate students for careers in the criminal justice system;

(e) teaching students the skills necessary to carry out advanced research projects; and

(f) academic preparation for students who wish to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree.

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