The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers bachelors and masters degrees with emphases in criminal justice and criminology or cybercrime. The department’s degree programs foster a broad understanding of the criminal justice system, the law, causes of crime and victimization as well as the social, political, legal, philosophical, and historical contexts that influence criminal justice practice and policy, both in the United States and around the world. Students work with award-winning faculty and participate in undergraduate and graduate research and field experiences such as internships with criminal justice agencies.
Through the course work in Criminal Justice and Criminology, students are equipped to become proficient writers, critical and independent thinkers, and effective communicators. Graduates of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology are prepared for graduate school, law school, and professions within the criminal justice system.
The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology recognizes that the issues of crime and justice are complex, controversial topics that are open to several different interpretations. As such, we are committed to an open intellectual environment that encourages teaching, scholarship, and discussion from a diversity of theoretical perspectives and research methodologies.