What is the nature and extent of crime? How will law enforcement deal with the new typologies of crime that appear? What are the consequences for record numbers of inmates in a corrections system bulging at the seams? Has Homeland Security effectively created a safer environment in a post 9/11 world?
The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program examines these and other questions about the scientific study of criminal behaviors in their complex sociological settings. You’ll study the components of the American criminal justice systems, including the Constitution; police; corrections and the courts; crime categories; statistical patterns and trends; the pragmatic analysis of various institutions; and critical issues within our social, legal and penal systems.
Students may customize their program through the selection of electives or one of the following concentrations:
Who is this program for?
This program is perfect for students looking to start a career in the criminal justice field or for seasoned professionals looking to advance their careers.
What can you do with a degree in criminal justice?
Students with degrees in criminal justice go on to work in law enforcement, the court system, corrections, teaching and security. Students also become social scientists, forensic experts, city planners, and leaders in policy analysis and public administration.