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


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


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:

Christopher Cruz

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