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Criminal Justice Program


Program Manager

Chris Meyerhoeffer

(208) 732-6873

Focus Area Advisor

Jacob McCue

(208) 732-6252

Program Overview

The College of Southern Idaho Criminal Justice Program is designed to prepare students to enter the growing field of criminal justice. Students will develop an understanding of criminal psychology, the components justice system, investigative procedures and the community served by the justice system. Completion of the program is designed to result in an Associate of Arts degree, and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet requirements for your intended transfer institution.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Criminal Justice program, a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks of Criminal Justice.
  2. Develop an understanding of self and the world by examining the dynamic interaction of individuals, groups, and societies as they shape and are shaped by history, culture, institutions, and ideas.
  3. Utilize discipline specific approaches from the field of Criminal Justice, such as research methods, inquiry, or problem-solving, to examine the variety of perspectives about human experiences.
  4. Evaluate how reasoning, history, or culture informs and guides individual, civic, or global decisions.
  5. Understand and appreciate similarities and differences among and between individuals, cultures, or societies across space and time.

Sample Career Opportunities

  • law enforcement (federal, state, local)
  • correction officers
  • private security
  • loss prevention officer
  • probation and parole (adult and juvenile)
  • pre-sentence investigator
  • court personnel

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices

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