What do you do with a degree in criminal justice? You’ll be surprised at the array of options available to you: law enforcement, private security, probation, parole, corrections, cybercrime/computer forensics, law school, graduate school . . . and that’s just a start. More importantly, the skills that you’ll develop as a result of majoring in criminal justice will serve you regardless of the specific field you choose.

Students graduating from the program will be able to think critically; effectively communicate — either in writing or verbally; understand, manipulate, and interpret quantitative data; be engaged citizens; and effectively work as a member of a team. These skills are highly valued by employers and constitute some of the core necessities for success in the 21st century workforce. How do we know this? We asked recruiters at companies with whom we’ve worked, including Facebook and VISA, and government agencies like the National Institute of Standards (NIST), the FBI, or the National Security Agency (NSA).

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More specifically, the criminal justice program will help you develop the basic skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the field of criminal justice. It will give you:

  • familiarity with the major theoretical explanations for crime/delinquency and the logic and procedures associated with the research process, including statistical inference and hypothesis testing;
  • fluency in the substantive, procedural, and operational aspects of the criminal justice system and its processes; and
  • an appreciation of the ethical foundations for the criminal justice system, its agencies, and personnel.

Our Programs

You can chose a major in Criminal Justice. If you already have a major, you might want to explore one of our four minors: Criminal Justice, Legal Affairs, Forensic Psychology, or Forensic Science. Other opportunities include the Pre-Law Program and the Honors Program.

Click here for complete program requirements.


We invite you to explore the site to learn who we are. Take a look at our courses and what you need to do to graduate. Get to know our faculty. Ask us questions. Once you're done, we hope to see you in the classroom next semester!

For further information, please contact Martha Earwood, the Undergraduate Program Director.Save