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Criminal Justice Online Program

Mission Statement

The mission of the Criminal Justice Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is to provide opportunities to diverse student population to achieve high-quality national and global educational experience in the field of Criminal Justice. In addition, students are provided opportunity to engage in scholarly research and creative activities.

At the undergraduate level, the Department's mission is to equip students to think critically about the causes and consequences of crime and criminal behavior, and about the evolving issues in the field of criminal justice. It is also the Department's mission to exceptionally equip students to join the ranks of professionals working in the field of criminal justice, as well as, equip those who plan to obtain advanced degrees or continue their education in other professional careers.

At the master's level, the Department's mission is for the students to develop critical thinking and research skills so as to be able to expand their conceptual and practical knowledge critical to the fulfillment of leadership roles in criminal justice agencies. Master's degree students who plan to proceed to Doctoral programs are provided thorough training in theories, methodologies, and empirical findings that promote in-depth understanding of the issues in criminal justice systems.

Creation and implementation of online degree programs allow additional opportunities for students to access quality Criminal Justice education from Southern University without geographical boundaries. It is a customized learning environment that enhances teaching and learning for students.