Get your B.S. in Criminal Justice Studies

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About the Major

Explore the foundations of criminal justice ranging from crime initiation to systems of punishment.

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Examine mental health law and juvenile justice systems

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Understand police, court, and corrections management and operations

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Think critically about criminal justice issues

Careers

Majoring in Criminal Justice will qualify you for many different careers, including those in law enforcement, national security, and local, state, and federal government.

  • Police officer
  • Court administrator
  • National security officer
  • Policy analyst
  • FBI agent
  • Lawyer

Courses

You can take courses in police management; crime and public policy; juvenile justice and mental health; white-collar crime; U.S. national security; and U.S. intelligence policy. You can also learn about leadership, ethics, and public and nonprofit management.

Sample courses include:

  • PA 241: Criminal Justice Administration
  • PA 331: Criminal Justice Ethics
  • PA 332: Survey of Forensic Science
  • PA 352: Gang Theory
  • PA 419: Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Ready to learn more?

Get in touch with an SBS advisor:

Allison Ewing-Cooper
arewing@email.arizona.edu

Email Allison