As a student in the undergraduate Criminal Justice program, you’ll gain a quality liberal arts education that builds on the content of the core curriculum. The focus of the program is on principles of democracy, rule of law, constitutionalism, civil liberties, equal rights and safeguarding of citizens against intimidation and oppression.
The Criminal Justice and Political Science programs are for people interested in careers in government administration and policymaking, criminal justice administration and law enforcement, foreign service, law and teaching. Many private sector employers find the knowledge base and analytical skills developed by Political Science and Criminal Justice majors to be valuable. The baccalaureate degrees will also prepare those students who wish to pursue subsequent graduate degrees in criminal justice, political science, public administration, public policy, urban planning and law.