Establish a solid foundation in criminal justice with a major, minor, or certificate. You’ll be exposed to theories of crime and deviance, social control, and punishment, with courses that consider broad perspectives in the humanities, social sciences, and law. You’ll also learn how current criminal justice systems function when dealing with issues impacting our world today, such as drug abuse, terrorism, domestic violence, child maltreatment, and hate crimes.Learn more about degrees in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Major Guide
How can the Major Guide help me navigate my major?
The Criminal Justice Major Guide is a ready reference tool that gives you the basics about the degree: academics, skill building, and career opportunities.
Learn about internships, undergraduate research, academic honors programs, scholarships, and study abroad programs.
Use the Major Guide to hone your academic and career plans, making the most of your undergraduate experience.Check out the major guide
Our broad range of courses fosters intellectual curiosity
Dig more deeply into particular topics through a wide variety of elective courses.Learn more about Criminal Justice courses
We are part of the College of Arts + Sciences
A degree in Criminal Justice provides students with the foundational skills of a liberal arts education, which are prized by employers and vital to a 21st-century career. The insights obtained through our program will assist you in understanding problems of crime, law, and social control systems.Visit the College's website
Preparation for a meaningful career
A background in criminal justice provides an excellent foundation for careers and graduate work in law, social work, journalism, government, research, or community service—as well as many other professions seeking experience in the liberal arts. Pursue your passion and find a career you love.Learn how we prepare you for a career