Dear Friends and Colleagues:
Welcome to the web site of the Department of Criminal Justice & Legal Assistant Studies. This site has information about our undergraduate degree programs in these areas, and our graduate degree in Criminal Justice. We have broad, inclusive curricula that include common core areas of study; however, the programs also allow for flexibility in electives to allow students to best tailor their degrees in ways that are most reflective of their career and academic goals. We also have courses cross-listed with the undergraduate Women's Studies and Africana minor programs, and participate as partners with these programs. We also offer an online degree completion program for undergraduate criminal justice majors.
Our programs are vibrant and are exciting areas of study. We have a very talented group of faculty members who have been honored for their teaching, research productivity, and extensive involvement in the Chattanooga community. We are also well represented in the leadership of regional and national professional organizations. Faculty members are often called upon for their expertise by various local, state, and national groups.
Our most basic commitment is to provide an excellent education to our students and help them to become life-long learners. We challenge students to become critical and analytical thinkers. We support UTC's mission as an engaged metropolitan university in many ways including opportunities for internships in the community and service learning activities. We also support UTC's mission that views partnerships as an essential part of an urban institution. We are partners with the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) in Knoxville and the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (TCADSV). In conjunction with LEIC we provide specialized training and educational programs to senior, command level police officers in leadership positions and we partner with TCADSV to offer the Senator Tommy Burks Victim Assistance Academy which provides annual, entry level victim training for victim advocates in the state of Tennessee.
As part of our dedication to high quality instruction, our department offers a comprehensive advising program. Included here are answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), information for Prospective Students, information for Currently Enrolled Students, and information about Career Options. We pride ourselves on working closely with our students. We also hope to hear from past, current, and prospective students.
Dr. Helen Eigenberg