Criminal Justice

Welcome to the Department of Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice provides students an opportunity to gain knowledge and think critically about crime, criminals, criminal justice and the law. Our faculty members have diverse backgrounds and interests. Criminal Justice faculty are dedicated teachers and are actively involved in exciting research and service to the community.


The mission of the Department of Criminal Justice is to challenge and inspire students to be lifelong learners and to critically examine crime and justice issues. The department engages in quality teaching to provide students with theoretical, practical, and ethical foundations in the study of crime and justice, contributes to the body of knowledge in crime and justice through quality research, and participates in professional, academic, and community partnerships and service. Our programs prepare and enhance the development of effective criminal justice professionals with a commitment to understand and embrace the importance of diversity in society.

The Department offers the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice/Social Work for dual majors
  • Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Students can also earn minors in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Forensic Studies
  • Juvenile Justice

Students in the Department of Criminal Justice enjoy small class sizes and high–quality faculty dedicated to providing an outstanding education. Opportunities to conduct research, complete internships, and participate in student organizations abound in our department.

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