The School of Criminal Justice has been recognized as among the leading programs in the field. Over the years, our faculty have made significant contributions to criminal justice policy and criminological theory, and our graduates have taken their places among the most productive and well-respected scholars in the field. Today, studies show that we continue to rank among the top criminal justice programs nationwide.
The program in Criminal Justice is a comprehensive interdisciplinary program that blends a strong liberal arts education experience with pre-professional instruction in the field of criminal justice. The program provides students with a rich understanding of crime and criminal justice in the United States and abroad. Graduates of the program are well-informed citizens on the subject of crime and justice, and are qualified for graduate study or for employment as practitioners in a variety of legal, policy-making, and law enforcement areas.
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Potential Career Paths
Employment opportunities exist for criminal justice majors in all areas of the legal, law enforcement, and justice systems. Students are also prepared to pursue graduate coursework in law or public policy as well as many other criminal justice related disciplines. Employment opportunities exist at the managerial level in country, state, and federal criminal justice agencies.
Students with an earned associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from any accredited community college are eligible to apply to the Criminal Justice program. Specific pre-requisite courses may be required, please consult the Manger of Academic Programs before applying.