Criminal Justice & Legal Studies

Student Learning Outcomes

Criminal Justice students at Washburn University, upon graduation, are expected to have met the following outcomes:
  • Analyze the nature of crime and justice in the United States and other countries;
  • Evaluate the police, courts, and corrections systems in America;
  • Integrate the conceptual and theoretical frameworks that form the study of criminal justice;
  • Acquire oral and written communication skills;
  • Integrate academic learning with field-based education by completing and internship; and
  • Evaluate criminal justice research critically and systematically.
Legal Studies students at Washburn University, upon graduation, are expected to have met the following outcomes:
  • Demonstrate proficiency in legal research and writing;
  • Apply general communication and interpersonal skills in a legal setting;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in interviewing and investigation;
  • Explain and describe the organization and operation of the legal system;
  • Analyze and interpret orally legal ethical obligations; and
  • Explain and apply litigation procedures and legal terminology.
Military Studies students, upon graduation, are expected to:
  • Explain the structure and doctrines of the armed forces;
  • Describe contemporary practices in Homeland Security;
  • Analyze a wide range of national security issues; and
  • Integrate the fundamentals of military planning, organization and leadership being utilized in today's armed forces.
Master of Criminal Justice students at Washburn University, upon graduation, are expected to have met the following outcomes:
  • Formulate administrative principles and practices found in criminal justice agencies;
  • Analyze theories relating to crime causation and criminality;
  • Summarize the interdisciplinary nature of the criminal justice system;
  • Interpret contemporary technologies used to manage criminal justice information;
  • Acquire skills that enable the learner to conduct criminal justice related research;
  • Demonstrate advanced problem-solving skills that allow the learner to identify, analyze, and solve criminal justice operational problems that affect the delivery of crimina justice related services; and
  • Master advanced reading, writing, and verbal communication skills.