From protectors to problem solvers
In this interdisciplinary field, you will study sociology, psychology, criminology, public administration, law and political science. Besides learning criminal justice theories and practices, you will be able to:
- Analyze and critique complex arguments to reach a final conclusion.
- Examine and document criminal behavior patterns using research methods and principles.
- Recognize and address social injustices, including racial and socioeconomic biases, in legal and law enforcement systems.
As part of your active learning experience, you will utilize geographic information system (GIS) for crime mapping and other investigation software for crime analysis.
While law enforcement, criminal investigation, corrections, parole and probation are common job trajectories, you can advance into a career in the legal system, social work, advocacy, politics and government, nonprofit administration or in the public policy sector.
- of students study abroad
- of students receive financial aid