The mission of the Department of Administration of Justice undergraduate program is to educate students for careers and community service within a diverse urban environment through the development of specialized knowledge and skills needed for effective public service. The Department strives to prepare students not only with facts and concepts, but also, more importantly, to think critically and ethically in applying knowledge to related problems and challenging situations.
The objectives of the Department of Administration of Justice are:
- Prepare professionals and change agents to serve as future leaders at the local, state and national level as well as globally.
- To provide students with an understanding of justice agencies in the United States.
- To prepare students to apply their knowledge of justice theories, research methods, and statistics to the administration and management of justice agencies.
The mission of the Department of Political Science is to develop general competencies in students that will allow them to continue their education in either graduate or professional schools upon completion of their undergraduate studies. Political Science courses are designed to stimulate students to be better citizens through an understanding of the working of the American and other political systems.
The objectives of the Department of Political Science are:
- To provide students with essential knowledge and understanding of the dynamics related to the State of Texas, national, and international political systems and their relationships to these systems.
- To provide students with an in depth understanding of the American political system.
- To develop problem solving skills and competencies in students that will translate to various work settings.
The mission of our program is to train policy-oriented planners and environmental policy analysts for leadership positions in planning and environmental policy-related organizations, with special emphasis on issues of significance to the communities and regions of the Southwest. The goal of the program is to equip future professionals with analytical and policy formulation skills that will enable them to address with vision and foresight, the current and future environmental problems caused by our impact on the environment.
- Train students for professional careers in planning and equip them to function in generalist and specialist roles
- Provide students with an understanding of the history and theory of cities and urban regions and the environmental influences on city and regional planning
- Prepare students with life-long analytical, research and communication skills
- Provide students with the specific knowledge and skills needed to become successful, practicing planners in a wide range of planning areas
- Educate students about the relationship between the developed environment and the natural environment
- Provide students with scientific and technical skills that can be applied professionally to solve environment problems