Criminal Justice Studies

Criminal Justice Studies - Option B

Learn how laws are debated, created and enforced through criminal justice studies. You will learn how laws protect individuals and create an orderly society, as well as gain an understanding of deviance, crime and criminality as you study law enforcement, the courts, corrections, social movements, and other groups and agencies. By studying crime and the systems of criminal and community justice in-depth, our interdisciplinary program prepares you for a career as a practitioner and scholar within criminal justice and related criminological professions.

Program Overview

The criminal justice studies program offers you the opportunity to tailor your studies based on your interests and goals. To complement your professional or academic interests, you can concentrate your course work in behavior, institutions or law. To enrich your studies in criminal justice, you may pursue a second major. Popular double majors include political science, psychology and sociology.

If you transfer to the University with an acceptable associate’s degree in specific fields related to criminal justice, you will pursue the Option B — Transfer Sequence section. With this track, you will take three core courses in addition to your tailored degree program. The courses are Research Methods, Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice Studies and Criminological Theory.

In order to prepare you for work in our global society, you will also complete a language requirement. You may satisfy the requirement by taking a proficiency examination, completing an intermediate-level language course or participating in an approved education abroad experience.

Criminal Justice Studies is a major in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.

Academic Requirements

Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".