- Ben Horvath ’13
- Hometown: North Canton, Ohio
- Major: Criminal justice
When I toured the Trumbull County Prison, I got to visit the psych ward and the women’s ward as well as see some of the inmates play basketball.
Criminal Justice Learning Objectives
The criminal justice system has developed into a major social institution in modern American society. Students find the subject matter of criminal justice interesting and the career opportunities abundant and diverse. The employment possibilities within the traditional police, courts and corrections areas are being expanded with opportunities in private business and government security. Career opportunities include government jobs, law enforcement, public safety, private security, corrections, criminology, forensic psychology and science, crime scene investigation, criminal justice administration, social service program administration, secondary or college education, compliance officer and business management.
Students will have the option of majoring in applied criminal justice or criminal justice research and analysis. The applied criminal justice major will prepare students to enter the workforce upon graduation while the criminal justice research and analysis major will prepare students for graduate school and beyond. The criminal justice majors at Mount Union provide students with a strong social science foundation. Not only does the mastery of the techniques of interdisciplinary inquiry help to develop well-rounded individuals, but it also builds great career potential. It allows individuals to make informed and objective choices when faced with life challenging conditions. Thus, not only are students prepared for life, but students will receive marketable skills necessary for obtaining future employment or acceptance into graduate programs.
Opportunities such as internships and international security simulations will help prepare students for career success as well as for graduate school.
Criminal Justice Learning Objectives:
Students will demonstrate effective. . .
- Oral communication through the presentation of an academic research project in the major;
- research design based on acceptable standards of the discipline;
- analysis which takes into account the interdisciplinary nature of the work in criminal justice;
- written communication as demonstrated in the senior culminating project paper;
- synthesis of disciplinary theory and perspectives into the research project.