The Mission of the Criminal Justice Program corresponds to the overall mission of East Central University, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and the Department of Professional Programs in Human Services by offering a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice in which students may participate in the educational process in a student-centered atmosphere, and where value is placed upon the common elements of human experience. The Criminal Justice Program recognizes constant societal and cultural changes and strives to prepare graduates for success in a diverse society. The Program is unique in that students are able to select from among three concentrations: adult corrections; juvenile justice; or law enforcement. All programs focus on providing the necessary academic skills required for entry-level employment within governmental or private sector agencies. Additionally, the law enforcement student, through participation in the Collegiate Officer Program (COP), is able to acquire the academic as well as practical skills required for certification by the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET).