Criminal justice and criminology students endeavor to understand and analyze complex questions in society and develop skills in critical thinking, communication and conducting and evaluating research to promote evidence-based decision-making.

An Interdisciplinary Study

  • Criminal justice and criminology, the study of crime and deviance, borrows heavily from sociology, psychology, economics, political science and law.
  • We provide high-quality education opportunities on campus and online and a robust internship program where students can work in the community in a variety of different governmental and nonprofit agencies.
  • Our faculty members are accomplished teachers and nationally recognized researchers with a long history of working collaboratively with regional criminal justice agencies, where they are able to bring the latest developments in evidence-based practice from the field into the classroom.
  • Our small class sizes give students hands-on experience working side-by-side with faculty members.
  • Studying criminal justice and criminology is excellent preparation for a career in a variety of fields such as advocacy, counseling, victim services and community organizing.
  • A degree in criminal justice and criminology prepares students to continue their education in law or graduate school.
  • We offer two degree programs  — a bachelor's degree in criminology and criminal justice and a master's degree in criminology and criminal justice. We also offer a minor in criminology and criminal justice.

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Career Paths for Criminal Justice and Criminology Majors