The purpose of the Criminal Justice program at East Texas Baptist University is to build academic excellence, social consciousness, leadership and Christian character. We believe these endeavors prepare students to serve humanity and the Kingdom of God.
Students may receive a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science on campus. We offer a variety of minors which could include a minor in Forensic Science.
Students completing the baccalaureate degree in criminal justice will be prepared:
1. To begin entry level work in the crimial justice system requiring a bachelor's degree.
2. To enter graduate programs in criminal justice.
3. To intergrate Christian values with knowledge essential for effective service in
varied criminal justice settings.
4. To work both with people who are, and those who are not, motivated
by values related to Christian faith.
5. To demonstrate a thorough understanding of the social organization and
administration of the criminal justice system.
6. To understand and apply basic research methods in criminal justice including research design
data analysis, and interpretation.
7. To respect and use critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and when possible, the
scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and social processes.