Criminal Justice B.Tech.
The Bachelor of Technology degree in Criminal Justice is designed to give students a thorough hands-on preparation for employment in the field, either as public safety officers or in the private sector. Students are challenged by courses that address practical and current issues in law enforcement. In addition to courses in the Criminal Justice area, students will work with advisors to complete a technological sequence with a minimum of nine credits. Examples of technological sequence disciplines include Information Technology, Natural Resources, Economics and White Collar Crime, Adolescents and the Criminal Justice System, and Public Safety and Security. The program also includes a 15-credit full-time internship to give students extensive experience in a real-world Criminal Justice setting.
As a result of new technologies, including forensic sciences, DNA, new evidence collection equipment, crime scene investigation advances, surveillance expertise, computers, and the specialty services instituted since 9/11, the need for a higher level of training and education in the criminal justice field is essential. Advances in all areas of the protective services have been drawn on to create this technologically-based academic degree program to support the criminal justice fields with highly qualified personnel.