School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

Criminal Justice (33 hours)

Criminal Justice alumEvery day, whether we watch the news on TV or via the Internet, we hear stories about crime. In addition to these accounts, movies, video games, and television dramas provide entertaining portrayals of the world of crime and its heroes and villains. The reality of crime and how we respond to it as a society are focal points for the academic area of study known as criminal justice.

The criminal justice major prepares students to enter employment in fields related to law enforcement, courts and corrections, victim advocacy and assistance, and provides a foundation for graduate study. Coursework in the criminal justice program focuses on the social science of criminology and criminal justice.

What classes will I take?

  • The Nature of Crime and Social Deviance
  • Criminal Law and Process
  • Social Problems
  • Introduction to Social Research

View the courses required for the Criminal Justice major.

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

  • Probation Officer
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • State Trooper
  • Crime Scene Investigator

What experiences will I have?

A full semester internship experience allows students to experience firsthand the daily routine and challenges of working within the criminal justice system. Internships also provide opportunities for students to explore career options.

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.