The Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice provides students with the knowledge and skills for a variety of careers in criminal justice and related fields, both private and public. Combined with the University's minor in Forensic Science, the criminal justice degree can lead to careers in crime scene investigation, both in law enforcement and with the medical examiner's office.
Criminology and Criminal Justice majors learn from full-time professors and working professionals including crime scene investigators, lawyers and corrections officers. Courses in the program focus on criminal justice theory and history, law, experiential learning and skills-based learning.
The program includes the opportunity to work in the community through service-learning experiences and requires each student to work with a community agency or organization in a practicum setting to learn more about a career option, develop professional skills, and have the opportunity for personal growth.
The Department of Applied Social and Cultural Sciences (ASCS), which offers the Criminology and Criminal Justice degree, works to achieve balance between research and practice by emphasizing the application of what is learned in the classroom to solve problems in the community.
Students in the Criminology and Criminal Justice program have the opportunity to join the Criminal Justice Society and the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society.
The program is also offered online.
A minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice is also available.
Criminology and Criminal Justice degree plans and course descriptions