Aug 03, 2020  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Criminal Justice


The Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Augustine’s University, through partnerships with agencies within and related to the criminal justice field, creates the fundamental preparation for successful careers and responsible citizenship. The academic pursuit of excellence for both students and faculty provides a learning environment that combines the theoretical knowledge with the practical application. Students develop the ability to think creatively and critically as they seek to explain complex phenomena regarding criminality, human behavior and its propensity to crime, and systemic problems in the criminal justice system.

Professional Activities and Affiliations

Alpha Phi Sigma, The National Criminal Justice Honor Society
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)

Student Organizations

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (N.O.B.L.E.)
Alpha Phi Sigma, The National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to evaluate the impact of the relationships between ethnicity and the criminal justice system.
  2. Students will understand and apply basic research methods including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  3. Students will be able to distinguish among important aspects of the culture of criminal justice organizations. 
  4. Students will be able to compose a literature review, using their knowledge of research methods to demonstrate mastery of one of the three components of the criminal justice system.