Through our curriculum, criminal justice majors will be able to understand, predict, and explain crime and contribute to the development of public policy within communities. Our students will develop intellectually and ethically while engaging with the curriculum through hands-on experience. In addition to a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, we also offer unique combined majors and the ability to minor for those whose interests extend beyond the components of the criminal justice system. Minors can also specialize further in their elective courses. These may include courses in security, policing, corrections, and juvenile justice. A minor in criminology and criminal justice in combination with a student’s major can enhance the student’s career possibilities.
What Do You Want To Do?
We designed our undergraduate program to allow students to choose majors, classes, co-ops, research, and other experiences that fit their current interests and long-term goals. Explore popular options based on what you want to do.
Students have the unique opportunity to engage with their studies outside the classroom through the university’s experiential learning model, which emphasizes applied experience. Our undergraduates can pursue co-ops, research projects, study-abroad placements, directed studies, and service-learning in their chosen field of interest.
Student Learning Outcomes
Through our curriculum, we anticipate students will gain the ability to:
Describe the elements of the criminal justice system and understand their historical development as social responses to crime
Identify and apply theories of the causes of crime and theories of organizational responses to crime
Apply the fundamentals of legal reasoning and the development of case law to doctrines of criminal law and constitutional law
Understand and appropriately apply tools of research design and statistics to test theories and evaluate the effectiveness of criminal justice programs and policies
Clearly communicate knowledge verbally and in writing