The School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management evaluates, researches, and serves the justice professions through the interdisciplinary and comparative study of crime and criminal behavior, as well as the policies and systems designed to control criminality. The School promotes life-long learning among students who develop into justice professionals prepared to ethically lead public and private efforts that make communities safer and that promote the equitable application of the law across all boundaries, both perceived and real. Our curricular offerings provide both a substantive and practical knowledge base that links multidisciplinary social-scientific theories and methods with effective and responsible public policy and the ethical practice of the justice professions within a free, multicultural, constitutional democracy.
The School offers interdisciplinary and comparative educational opportunities for students at the certificate, minor, baccalaureate, and master's levels. These curricula rigorously prepare students for entry into the justice professions and/or for admission to graduate programs in criminal justice, criminology, law, and other related fields. Additionally, these curricula are designed to achieve the following goals:
The Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree programs offered by the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Managment are designed to empower students as critical thinkers, ethical actors, and competent communicators concerning matters of crime and justice at the local, state, national, and international levels, to include, at degree-appropriate levels, the abilities to:
Program-Level Learning Objectives for the Master of Science in Emergency Services Management
The EMER program will provide students the opportunity to meet the following student learning outcomes:
1. Synthesize the use of the principles of emergency management: comprehensive, progressive, risk-driven, integrated, collaborative, coordinated, flexible and professional.
2. Distinguish how the historical background of emergency management can be relevant for current and future real world decision making.
3. Explain the cultural context of disasters.
4.Describe the global interdependence and effects of a disaster.
5. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
6. Identify, select and summarize relevant literature to support academic investigations.
7. Evaluate existing emergency plans.
8. Critique peer writing projects and provide feedback for improvement.
9. Analyze real world emergency situations and apply theoretical concepts to these evolving complex conditions.
10. Design a collaborative project which advances the application of theoretical concepts in a practical form.
11. Integrate strategies that will enhance the resiliency of communities and organizations.
12. Assume responsibility as an organizational leader to translate theoretical concepts into practice.
13. Support ethical leadership behavior as professional emergency managers.
14. Act consistently as a lifelong learner.