Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Program By University of Wyoming |Top Universities

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Students majoring in criminal justice will be involved in a critical examination of the sources of criminal behavior and the social and political institutions and processes designed to control criminal behavior. Criminal justice majors are offered at University of Wyoming campuses in Laramie and Casper, as well as through the Outreach School. We expect that our graduating students will have (1) developed an informed familiarity with the nature of crime, the historical and philosophical foundations of law enforcement agencies, criminal courts, and correctional institutions; (2) will be able to recognize the differences between crimes and other types of legal (and moral) wrongs and between the substantive criminal law and the law of criminal procedure; (3) will have gained an understanding of the role of punishments and the effect that punishment has on the substantive criminal law; (4) will have developed a knowledge of the concepts/perspectives of criminology; (5) will be able to describe and apply the major themes of crimes to our society; (6) will have developed an accurate knowledge base relating to crime; and (7) will be able to critically and objectively examine current research, topics, and policy in the area of criminal justice. The Department of Criminal Justice offers a Pre-law Concentration for Criminal Justice majors that consists of courses selected from several departments across the university. These courses were chosen to help prepare students for the challenges of law school and the practice of law. Students electing the Pre-Law Concentration are urged to seek advising early.

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