Department of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security
Criminal Justice Major
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree provides a broad general education as well as specialized training in the criminal justice system. Students in this major at Indiana University Kokomo also learn about public management, including policy analysis, budgeting, and public affairs, so they are prepared for management positions in the future. They participate in internship experiences in the criminal justice field, working in places such as the Kokomo Police Department, a local judge's office, a prosecutor's office, and a county probation department.
A degree in Criminal Justice opens the doors to a broad range of careers inside and outside the justice arena, and it may be your first step to pursuing graduate study in criminal justice, public affairs, or law. Criminal justice graduates perform a variety of services for the public including investigating crimes and overseeing those who been convicted of crimes to name a few. Their goal is to protect the lives and property of their fellow citizens.
The mission of the criminal justice program at Indiana University Kokomo is to prepare students for a variety of law enforcement careers in both the public and private sectors. The criminal justice program seeks to promote academic excellence by encouraging qualified students to take advantage of opportunities to engage in independent study, research projects, and internships. The criminal justice program also helps students to prepare for careers and post-graduate degree studies.
The criminal justice program teaching mission is defined in terms of the role it plays in enabling current and future public safety practitioners to develop skills necessary to address challenges posed in criminal justice, homeland security, governance, and law enforcement. The criminal justice program is committed to orient its students to the public interest, humanistic safety, encourage personal contribution and to the client/citizens, not merely to technical outcomes. The criminal justice program is also dedicated to offering out-of-classroom learning opportunities by participating in discipline specific club, field trips, seminars, workshops, and conferences.
- Certificate in Corrections
- The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree (120 credit hours) provides a broad general education as well as specialized training in the criminal justice system. This degree will also provide a foundation for graduate study in criminal justice, public affairs, or law.