Criminal Justice Major
The Criminal Justice Major provides an overview of the criminal justice system including its three basic components: the police, the courts, and corrections. Criminological theory and research examine criminal behavior and crime causation.
The combination of criminal justice coursework and hands-on learning through internships prepares students for careers in law enforcement, the law, or corrections; or to pursue graduate and professional education.
Students completing a major in criminal justice will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the criminal justice system including core components of the police, the courts, and corrections.
- Understand crime and criminal behavior by examining criminological theories of crime causation.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills by analyzing and discussing criminal justice issues.
- Connect substantive areas of academic coursework to real-life application in a criminal justice field.