Program Mission Statement - Ancilla College offers an Associate Degree with a major in Criminal Justice. This program, complemented by a general education core of liberal arts courses, is intended as a preparation for those pursuing a career in Criminal Justice or seeking employment in the Criminal Justice system. The major courses acquaint the students with the Criminal Justice system through a study of agencies, processes and values of the system, laws and procedures, penology, juvenile delinquency, and policing at the various levels. The knowledge gained enables the student to apply material learned to situations relative to Criminal Justice. Program Goals - The primary goals of the Criminal Justice Program are to recognize and apply significant historical, contemporary, political, and cultural concepts that shape society relative to the American Criminal Justice System; to develop a greater familiarity and efficiency in reading and writing in reference to Criminal Justice; and to prepare students for future roles whether it is a career in, employment with, or further study of the Criminal Justice System.