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
- Corrections in America
- Theory of criminal law
- Constitutional law
- Women and criminal justice
- Race and ethnicity
Questions? Contact a criminal justice faculty member