Criminal Justice

Offered as a major & minor
Division Level

Criminal Justice asks why behaviors inconsistent with normative expectations and the requirements of the law occur, and how society anticipates and reacts to those behaviors. Students gain an appreciation for the complexity of the citizen and the state, as well as structures and institutions for the resolution of disputes between the two. They also have the opportunity to develop skills that will prepare them to advance in the criminal justice system in the future, such as listening and reading critically, thinking analytically, and expressing themselves cogently both orally and in writing.

Students of Criminal Justice are prepared for careers in a wide range of governmental and private sector environments related to criminal justice, as well as for graduate study in the behavioral sciences, government, and law.