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Criminal Justice Major

A Comprehensive major

This is an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree with a strong foundation in social science inquiry. The program delves into the very essence of justice, equipping students to critically analyze and dissect complex issues within the field.

Exploring Law, Social Sciences, and More

One of the program's distinguishing features is its emphasis on law and the social sciences. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that students gain a well-rounded understanding of justice, drawing from legal studies, social sciences, and economics. It's a comprehensive education that prepares students for diverse career paths within the realm of justice.

Tailored Specialization with a Justice Studies Emphasis

In addition to the core curriculum, students can opt for a Justice Studies emphasis. This tailored pathway enables them to focus on specific areas such as law enforcement, corrections, and various legal careers. It's a customizable option that allows students to align their education with their unique career aspirations in the field of justice.

Criminal Justice Careers

A major in criminal justice prepares graduates for a multitude of career options within the justice system. These professionals play essential roles in maintaining public safety, upholding the law, and ensuring justice prevails. Here are some notable career paths:

  • Law Enforcement (Police Officers, Detectives)
  • Corrections and Rehabilitation (Probation, Parole Officers)
  • Legal Professions (Lawyers, Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys)
  • Homeland Security and Intelligence
  • Victim Advocacy and Social Services
  • Forensic Science (Crime Scene Analysts)
  • Security Management
  • Cybersecurity Specialists
  • Research and Policy Analysts
  • Education and Training in Criminal Justice

Each of these careers offers a unique opportunity to contribute to society and make a meaningful impact within the realm of criminal justice.

Emphases available

Study of human social behavior, including culture, socialization, inequality, and institutions. It prepares students for careers in research, advocacy, education, and more.

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