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Degrees & Programs
Our undergraduate program in Criminal Justice (B.S.) meets the academic needs of both pre professional students and those already employed in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. The program focuses on the preparation of criminal justice professionals with advanced competencies in such specialties as policing, courts, corrections, and the law. In addition, many of our graduates go on to enter a graduate program in Criminal Justice or complete their legal education in law school.
Our curriculum for the bachelors, masters, and doctorate has been streamlined in order to enhance student choice and expand the number of courses available for specialization. In addition, our programs offer internships to those students with limited or no experience in the criminal justice profession. We also offer a PhD program in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Courses are designed to prepare students as future scholars and researchers. Some students enter the program directly from their bachelor's program as M.S./ Ph.D. students, while others enter as Ph.D. students after completing the masters degree.
With over 600 majors at the undergraduate level, over 30 graduate students in our master’s program, and 14 PhD students, the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology has 16 full time faculty with varied backgrounds in criminal justice, criminology, experimental social psychology, government, history, law, and sociology.
Our department has a Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) that meets throughout the school year and hosts guest lecturers as well as our spring job fair where agencies come to campus to recruit students. We also have a Graduate Criminal Justice Association (GCJSA) to serve graduate students. Please consider joining one of our student associations.