Criminal Justice


As a Criminal Justice student, you will understand how criminal behavior and justice-based practices occur and how society responds to crime. You will develop the critical thinking skills required to solve problems and form the policies that shape our system of justice.

  • Put your knowledge to work in one-on-one internships with professionals in the criminal justice system.
  • Take courses in six key areas of criminal justice: crime theory, applied research, corrections, law, courts, and policing.
  • Learn from academics and professionals in the field.
  • Prepare for law school, graduate school, public administration, or field positions.

Course Examples by Year


Introduction to Criminal Justice
Critical Issues in Crime and Justice
Career Planning, Ethics, and Professional
Development in Criminal Justice


Law-related Course
Criminal Justice Research Methods I and II
Corrections-related Course


Law enforcement-related Course
Courts-related Course
Diversity-related Course
Crime Scene Investigation


Criminal Justice Internship
Crime and the Media
Organized Crime

Where Graduates Go

Recent Criminal Justice graduates now work in federal, state, and local law enforcement, as well as forensics, law, probation, prisoner rehabilitation, victim services, social services, corporate security, and private investigation.