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Criminal Justice

As a student in the criminal justice program, you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a variety of criminal justice fields or to continue into graduate-level studies. With a strong liberal arts curriculum and a heavy emphasis on ethical decision making, the criminal justice program combines behavioral science with the latest criminal justice information to ensure you are well-prepared for your career or continued graduate study.

In addition to classwork, as a criminal justice major, you will participate in a criminal justice internship, providing you with practical experience and knowledge of criminal justice agencies and organization in the community.

You may elect to add a forensic science emphasis to your degree, allowing you to expand your career opportunities to include crime scene investigation.

Courses in the forensic science emphasis include:

  • Crime scene investigation and prioritization
  • Trial practice and evidence
  • Forensic evidence

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THIS DEGREE?

  • Police office
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Probation officer
  • Forensic science technician
  • Correctional officer
  • State trooper
  • Federal agent

YOU WILL TAKE CLASSES INCLUDING:

  • Social psychology
  • Ethics in criminal justice
  • Criminology
  • Corrections in America
  • Theory of criminal law
  • Constitutional law
  • Women and criminal justice
  • Race and ethnicity

 

Questions? Contact a criminal justice faculty member