About the Criminal Justice Department

Welcome to Criminal Justice, a “front row seat to the greatest show on earth” (Cooper, Cpl. J., Southland, 2009).

The criminal justice program is an applied program preparing individuals for work in the criminal justice profession. Whether public or private; cops, courts, corrections or juvenile justice; or the various parts of private security this is the program for you.

We offer a broad base of courses designed to assist in your preparation for the greatest profession ever!

Within the criminal justice degree, one can minor in Digital Forensics, Fire Science and Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Legal Studies or any other minor the university offers. Criminal Justice also participates in the 3+3 program where a student completes three years toward a bachelor’s in Social Science with a legal studies minor. They then move on to a participating law school, complete their first year there, and are awarded their degree.

A degree in criminal justice also prepares those interested in pursuing a graduate or law degree. The department offers a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a Master’s with a security studies concentration.

Opportunities to participate in student organization, research and presentations are also available.

With a broad-based faculty, many of whom have experience in the profession your criminal justice career path can be accomplished. The Division of Criminal Justice is the program for you.

It’s our honor, privilege, and pleasure to be of service to you.