Feb 27, 2024  
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 126

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 Course  (3 Cr.)
Global Issues Course  (3 Cr.)
Criminal Justice Electives (9 Cr.)
Core Electives (Must be 300 level or higher) (6 Cr.)
General Education Electives (12 Cr.)
Open Electives  (26 Cr.)

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 student’s 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.