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CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM

 

Overview

 

The mission of the Criminal Justice Program at Western New Mexico University is to assist law enforcement and corrections agencies by providing quality candidates for employment and by assisting agencies to become more efficient and effective in their role of administering criminal justice, maintaining order, and controlling crime in society. The Criminal Justice Program strives to fulfill this mission by offering a comprehensive program of education, two and four year academic degrees in Criminal Justice, and continuing education offerings designed to provide practitioners with opportunities to develop professionally.

 

This photo shows a portion of barricade tape with words "Crime scene do not enter" on it.

Criminal Justice Degree Programs

 

The Criminal Justice Program offers a five month certificate program as well as associate and bachelor degrees. The two and four year degree programs provide students with a solid foundation in a liberal arts education.This foundation is strengthened through Criminal Justice courses which provide the professional orientation needed for employment in local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies. Students seeking a B.A.S. degree choose either a Corrections or Policing concentration depending on their career goals. Minors are not required but are recommended in fields such as Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Chemical Dependency, Computer Science, Spanish, Accounting or Public Administration.
This is a photo of students and staff in Criminal Justice program.
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