The mission of the criminal justice program at the University of the Incarnate Word is to develop an awareness and knowledge of the criminal justice system in American society. This program offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and is built from an integrated liberal arts orientation. Emphasizing the history and current operations of the criminal courts, law enforcement and corrections services, the program seeks to foster a critical analysis of criminal justice as a social institution. The criminal justice program aims to develop informed and conscientious students who understand the responsibilities of working in the criminal justice field. Shaped by the values of an Incarnate Word education, the criminal justice program will advance the search for truth, social justice and the common good.