Bachelor of Arts


School of Arts and Sciences

About Criminal Justice

Whether you are interested in law enforcement, the courts or correctional systems, working in government services or pursuing a legal career, the criminal justice major provides you with a firm foundation. You’ll gain a rich understanding of crime and criminal justice in the United States and the rest of the world through such courses as:

  • Criminal Law: Theory and Practice
  • Crimes Against Humanity
  • Crime and Public Policy
  • Forensic Science
  • Ideas in Justice
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Police
  • Prisons and Prisoners       

The Program in Criminal Justice expects that all students will achieve competence in the core areas of the field, develop a capacity for critical thinking, and accrue research skills in the gathering and analysis of data. Criminal Justice graduates are prepared for graduate study or for employment as a practitioner in a variety of legal, policy-making, and law enforcement arenas.