Learn more about our Department by downloading our Criminal Justice Department Overview Booklet
Criminal Justice is an interdisciplinary social science involving the study of crime and societal responses to it. The programs of study offered through the Criminal Justice Department provide students with knowledge of the components of criminal justice system and stages of criminal justice process with focused study of specific fields within the discipline. The curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels includes coursework in criminal justice and criminology, organizational theory and criminal justice ethics, and research methods and statistics with focused coursework in a particular specialization area.
We are one of only ten programs in the United States to be certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the only one west of the Rockies.
- BA with Administration of Justice Specialization
- BA with Criminology and Criminal Justice Theory Specialization
- BA with Forensic Psychology Specialization
- BA with Forensic Science Specialization
- BS with Forensic Psychology Specialization
- BS with Forensic Science Specialization
- Criminal Justice minor
- MA Criminal Justice
- MA Criminal Justice with Victimology Specialization
- MA Criminal Justice with Investigative Criminology Specialization
- MA Criminal Justice with Research & Evaluation Specialization
- Crime Analysis Certificate (post-baccalaureate, online only)
- MA/JD Joint Degree
Criminal Justice Student Organizations
The Criminal Justice Honor Society -- Pi Delta is the local Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society.
The Criminal Justice Club is a student organization dedicated to providing hands-on education and experience in the criminal justice field.
Student Council Representatives
The College of Arts & Sciences Student Executive Council (SEC) consists of a group of student appointees who meet with Dean of the College to represent the concerns/interests of students. The Criminal Justice Student Representative for 2017-18 is Paige Treff. If you have any concerns, comments, feedback, ideas, or suggestions that you would like to make known to the college or the Dean, please share them with with our department's SEC representative.
The Arts & Sciences Graduate Council (ASGC) focuses on creating dialogue between administration and students; fostering academic interdisciplinary partnerships amongst graduate programs; and building community within the College as a whole. The ASGC Representatives for 2017-18 are Mon-Cheri Barnes and Puao Savusa.