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Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation, B.S.: 4-year sequence
The B.S. in Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation offers a unique approach to rehabilitation. The positive change model incorporates interdisciplinary training for recognition of the underlying factors that commonly lead to unlawful behavior and development of techniques required to affect positive behavioral change. Students are able to understand the impact of disability, mental illness, and substance abuse on the involvement in unlawful behavior, and furthermore apply knowledge to focus on rehabilitation of the offender rather than punishment and incarceration. Students develop skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, and the ability to apply ethical and legal standards in decision making. The graduate is able to integrate and apply knowledge and human relation skills in the prevention, treatment, education, and rehabilitation of offenders. The development of interpersonal and social skills and the ability to examine and analyze individual needs prepares students for successful and rewarding professional careers.
Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation program work in positions such as probation and parole agents, correctional treatment specialists, juvenile counselors, and diversion court officers and administrators. Research indicates an increasing future demand for all related occupations. Students are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA per university standards through their first two years, and a 2.5 GPA per program standards following their junior year (90 credits).
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