Criminology & Criminal Justice

Available beginning in Fall 2018.

You will develop the knowledge, skills, and ethical training that are essential for pursuing a career in law enforcement, corrections, the courts, probation and parole, or a variety of social service agencies. You will also be well prepared for graduate studies in law, criminology, or public policy and administration.

By studying human behavior and social institutions, you’ll get a complete picture of the causes of criminal behavior and crime's impact on society. You will learn how the criminal justice system is made up of several agencies, each with its own important function. You’ll examine these different fields and the ways they work together, including:

  • Policing
  • Corrections
  • Judicial processes
  • Forensics
  • Law
  • Victimology
  • Crime research and statistics
  • Public policy
  • Theories of crime and criminality

With greater attention being focused on law enforcement and national security, criminal justice students with bachelor's and graduate degrees are in demand.

Graduates might explore careers in a criminal justice agency, such as law enforcement or probation, or find employment in government agencies, nonprofits, and in private sector organizations such as insurance carriers and victim services.

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