The Public Service program prepares exceptional public leaders for ethics-based solving of diverse public service issues. Graduates acquire analytical writing skills, critical thinking skills, and go on to practice in organizations fostering service and commitment to serve local, national and international communities as practitioners, public officials, social innovators, and educators.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students in the Public Service program will:
- Show knowledge of public sector management techniques within the criminal justice system;
- Show knowledge of the dynamics and development of constitutional, criminal, and administrative law, as it pertains to the management and operations of criminal justice activities, at all levels of government; federal, state and municipal;
- Show the ability to recognize the value and importance of ethics and how ethics applies to criminal justice professionals;
- Be able to identify and evaluate the theories for the causes of crime and public policies that assist in the prevention of crime;
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the use of statistics in criminal justice decision making and research;
- Describe the role and functions of law enforcement, corrections and the courts in a modern democratic society;
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing.