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Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills necessary to adapt to the evolving nature of the research, theory, & practice of criminal justice.
  2. Communicate an understanding of a sound ethical framework necessary to criminal justice professionalism.
  3. Recognize and adapt to the evolving nature of the discipline and practice of criminal justice.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the value of leadership among various criminal justice related agencies.

Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the college and program levels through projects, portfolios and assignments completed in the following courses: CCJ 4940 Internship; CCJ 4934 Senior Seminar; CCJ 3701 Research Methods; CCJ 4450 Leadership & Management of CJ Agencies; and CJL 4064 Constitutional Criminal Law.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Recognize and adapt to the evolving nature of the discipline and practice of criminal justice.
  2. Communicate an understanding of a sound ethical framework necessary to criminal justice professionalism.

Communication is assessed at the college and program levels through the capstone project, along with projects and weekly assignments completed in the following courses: CCJ 4934 Senior Seminar; CCJ 4054 Ethics in the Criminal Justice System; CCJ 3701 Research Methods.

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills necessary to adapt to the evolving nature of the research, theory, & practice of criminal justice.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the value of leadership among various criminal justice related agencies.

Critical thinking skills are assessed at the college and program levels through projects and weekly assignments completed in the following courses: CCJ 3701 Research Methods; CCJ 4450 Leadership & Management of CJ Agencies; and CCJ 3117 Theories of Criminal Behavior.