University

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts

Schools

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.