Make a difference in the world of criminal justice.
With the Criminal Justice Major, you will get a deep understanding of the constitutional concepts of due process, equal protection, and fundamental fairness in policing, courts, and corrections. You will also learn about multiple aspects of criminal justice, including social services, judicial practice and court proceedings, law enforcement, corrections, fraud examination, public policy, emergency management, security and cybersecurity, loss prevention, compliance law, intelligence, juvenile justice, forensics, and victim services. This program also offers practical experience outside of the classroom, with internships in a criminal justice–related organization that you are eligible to apply for beginning in your junior year. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to start your career at a local, state, or federal organization or private company or to pursue a master’s degree in a related field or a law degree.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
- Explore the significance of gender, racial, ethnic-cultural, and class issues in the administration of criminal justice
- Participate in mock investigations and trials
- Intern with a district court, state or federal government agency, corrections facility, or social service organization
- Conduct qualitative and quantitative social science research
- Apply ethical and moral reasoning to criminal justice issues
- Investigate traditional and contemporary theories of crime causation and their implications for public policy