Sep 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Professional Studies Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Trauma Studies


Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is a 42-course, 126-credit degree. This program educates students to be critical thinkers and understand the operations and impact of the criminal justice field. Core courses in the major allow students to study the criminal justice process; causes of crime and its impact; law enforcement systems; and the legal adjudication procedures and systems. This major prepares students for careers in law enforcement, social services, security businesses, and correctional services. 

Concentration in Trauma Studies

The Trauma Studies Concentration is a 6 course, 18 credit concentration that focuses on issues relevant to individuals working in educational, clinic or social work settings that serve individuals who have experienced trauma. Trauma is unique in that it can be ameliorated or encouraged by social pol- icy, and institutions, as well as individuals. This concentration will give students writing, research and foundational skills in Trauma Studies that they will need to work with veterans, domestic violence victims, refugees, and schools or other work settings that have experienced traumatic events.

This interdisciplinary concentration will focus on the student’s ability to assess risk and engage in critical thinking about trauma and its impact on individuals and society. The coursework will draw from the fields of Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Politics.

The Concentration in Trauma Studies will be open to all students enrolled in our BA Program in Liberal Studies and our BS Programs in Psychology, Business Management and Criminal Justice. These concentration courses will replace corresponding open elective credit requirements.

Please note: Completion of the courses and program does NOT lead to any type of licensure or certification.

Admission Requirements


Candidates for Van Loan School’s undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:

  • Completed undergraduate application;
  • Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
  • Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
  • Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
  • Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
  • Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.

International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.

All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.

Program of Study


Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Effectively communicate in writing and through oral communication.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the criminal justice field
  • Apply lessons and make connections between the General Education curriculum and the study of criminal justice
  • Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies, selected knowledge, skills and experiences appropriate to the students’ personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.
  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of criminal justice and criminology, including practical and technical skills and competencies required by many law enforcement agencies and private security firms.

In addition to fulfilling the outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program, students completing the concentration in Trauma Studies will:

  • Comprehend how trauma is an individual, political and cultural issue
  • Assess individual and organizational risk by engaging in critical thinking regarding the impact of trauma on individual and society
  • Prepare students to understand the populations that have experienced trauma and to develop programs that better service populations who have experienced trauma
  • Identify and describe research issues relevant to policy and educational issues that prevent trauma
  • Demonstrate the critical thinking, writing, and research skills that are necessary to participate in the trauma studies field

Required Curriculum


World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
Science & Technology Courses - 3 cr.
Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
Core Electives - 6 cr. (Must be 300 level or higher)
Criminal Justice Major Electives - 9 cr. 
Open Electives - 24 cr. 

Total Number of Credits Required for Concentration - 18 credits


Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits