The BA in Criminal Justice teaches core criminal justice concepts and theories that help students to analyze and understand criminal behavior and various structures within the criminal justice system. Our majors conduct research using the major data sources used by criminologists, learn to recognize strengths and weaknesses in qualitative and quantitative analyses, and discuss the ethical issues that can arise in the course of research. They also develop an understanding of the administration of justice and the history and philosophy of law enforcement, including issues relevant to the operation of the correctional system and its subsystems.

Our faculty are dedicated to student learning, both in the classroom and through community involvement.  We have a long tradition of supporting vibrant student organizations and encouraging student involvement in research.

Degree Offerings


Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice


Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminal Justice


Minor in Criminal Justice


Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice