Criminal Justice Program
Jointly administered by the Departments of History/Government and Sociology/Social Work, the Criminal Justice program provides students with a broad, general education with emphasis on the social sciences. Opportunities for practical work experience are provided through internships.
Career Possibilities include:
- Local, state, and federal government agencies
- Private businesses and organizations
- Police agencies as officers, detectives, safety or security officers
- Juvenile detention and probation officers, adult probation officers, and correctional officers
Students may earn either a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Criminal Justice. The BA requires additional foreign language credits.
Degree Requirements and Curriculum Changes
Effective for students entering in Spring 2012, a foreign language is no longer required for the B.S. in Criminal Justice. 6 hours of foreign language are required for the B.A.
Effective in Spring 2010 degree requirements for the Criminal Justice major can be completed entirely online, or through a combination of online and classroom based courses.