Study crime and its causes, and assess social policies and programs designed to address it.

These are complex issues, but we make sure you have the faculty expertise and broad range of learning opportunities to prepare you to make essential contributions to the field and to society.

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How to Apply

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study abroad

Study Abroad

Our majors have special study-abroad opportunities, such as traveling to England and taking a course entitled “A Comparison of the American and British Criminal Justice Systems.

collaborative research

Collaborative Research

We offer plenty of collaborative research opportunities with faculty. Through classes such as Judicial Processes, Methods of Social Research, and Criminalization of Mental Illness, your coursework covers all aspects of the field.

practical experience

Practical experience

Our faculty are noted scholars and recognized experts who have practical experience in the criminal justice system.