Academic catalog

Browse the curriculum, course descriptions and requirements for the Criminal Justice program in our academic catalog.

Earn your stripes

Gain a solid understanding of the causes of crime and application of justice in this criminal justice degree program. Study topics such as criminology, victimology, psychology and political studies and visit local law enforcement agencies. Learn from nationally recognized experts and speak with professionals in the field.

Full-time students enrolled in this program can participate in internships in Washington, D.C., for a semester. Once you have earned your criminal justice degree, you may go on to law school or work in a variety of law enforcement careers.

What you’ll learn as a criminal justice major

  • Law and the courts
  • Cross-disciplinary courses and how they influence the field of criminal justice
  • In field-based assignments blending theoretical knowledge with practical experience

Career opportunities

Prepare for a successful career in a variety of fields with a degree in criminal justice.

Whether you are starting a new career, or you want to advance in your current job, a criminal justice degree will open the door to many opportunities. You’ll find yourself qualified for criminal justice jobs and careers in government at the federal, state, county and local levels, and in the private sector, such as:

  • Victim advocate/services
  • Corrections officer
  • Private security
  • Juvenile justice/delinquency prevention

You may also choose to continue your education and earn your M.S. in criminal justice administration degree, or go on to law school to pursue one of the following career paths:

  • Defense attorney
  • Prosecutor
  • Court reporter
  • Judge paralegal

Estimated tuition

Full-time tuition for a traditional day undergraduate student is estimated to cost $35,960 annually.

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I've always been interested in criminal justice.
Osama Alghunaim '19, Saudi Arabia, B.A. in criminal justice
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