Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts with a major in either Criminal Justice or Criminology. Course work leading to the baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology emphasizes critical and in-depth interdisciplinary analysis of the causes of crime, formal and informal efforts at preventing and controlling crime, and treatment of the field of criminal justice as an applied social science where students are taught to integrate theory construction with practical application. The majors also prepare students for activist and leadership roles in their communities.
Students will experience such classes as Policing and Society, Correctional Systems, Criminology, Abnormal Psychology, Law and Society and Philosophical Issues in Criminal Justice. Students will also have the opportunity to examine concepts such as the relationship between crime and factors like race, economic class and gender, as well as legal research and writing, terrorism and organized crime in America.
For more information, please refer to the College Catalog.