objective of the Criminal Justice faculty is to prepare interested students
to become the next generation of law and public safety professionals.
Majors begin to develop the knowledge, skills, and demeanor of professional
practitioners through a curriculum emphasizing the science of public safety,
the law, ethical imperatives, and a strong liberal arts core. Tailored
degree options are offered for law, law enforcement, and corrections careers.
Likewise, these degree options are excellent preparation for those aiming
for careers in private security.
The Criminal Justice Department offers a variety of degree options and
courses to make it possible for students to successfully achieve their
educational and career goals.
Programs of Study
Faculty Web Sites
Each degree option is specifically tailored to provide the student with
the appropriate courses required to pursue his or her chosen career. It
is therefore important for students to choose the program of study which
is appropriate for their career goals. It is not unusual for a student's
career goals to change and, therefore, it is possible to change degree
programs. However, each specific degree option has different course requirements,
and changes may affect the total number of courses a student may have
to take to complete his/her new program.