Criminal Justice Sciences
The program focuses on the building of knowledge in the areas of law enforcement, courts, and corrections from a social science perspective. Students develop a knowledge base for an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the kinds of problems and circumstances that often result in criminality. Finally, the program provides students with the opportunity to gain necessary skills in the area of interviewing, program development, community organization, planning and research to function in a professional position in the field of Criminal Justice.
Point of Pride
Each year more than 170 students from the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences are placed into internships with federal, state, county, and local agencies, as well as departments around the world. CJS students are consistently chosen for a competitive Washington, D.C., internship program.
Why study Criminal Justice Sciences?
Study in the field of Criminal Justice involves the application of the principles of Criminal Justice and the related behavioral and social sciences to problems and issues often resulting in criminality.
In order to prioritize classes for CJS majors and to keep their graduation plans on track, the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences regrets that it is unable to consider admitting additional minors at this time. We will continue to monitor enrollment and course availability, so that we may resume enrolling minors in the future.
Applications for the Criminal Justice minor are currently unavailable.