In addition to the above listed course requirements, Criminology majors will be expected to meet the following program outcomes:
Demonstrate proficiency in criminology and justice studies in various settings, including internships. (all courses in the major).
Utilize effective ethical and decisionmaking skills in personal and professional situations. (all courses in the major).
Effectively employ theoretical, methodological and critical communication knowledge and skills in various situations. (SO 230 , SO 322 , SO 350 , SO 351 , SO 397 , SO 495 , CR 360 ).
Demonstrate knowledge of the various institutions of social control, both within the United States and throughout the world. (SO 322 , CR 262 , CR 360 , CR 362 , CR 366 /SO 366 ).
Recognize and appreciate diversity in individuals, cultures and social systems, from local to national to global environments, with the resultant awareness of the social construction of reality (all courses in the major).
The outcomes of the criminology and justice studies major and minor are assessed through a wide variety of quizzes, written assignments, and oral presentations in the required courses. SO 495 provides a capstone experience to the major and provides an overall assessment of each of the outcomes.