The criminal justice major is an interdisciplinary program of study stressing knowledge of theory and practice. It emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of both criminal behavior and the criminal justice system as basic preparation for careers in such fields as corrections, human services, research and planning, and law enforcement. An internship in a criminal justice agency is an integral part of the major, which enables students to add practical experience to their academic programs.
The Criminal Justice program is available to students matriculated in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Barney School of Business, or the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions. Majors in criminal justice will be assigned an advisor in the college of their matriculation who assists in selecting a sequence of courses that corresponds to students academic interests and career objectives.