The curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice prepares students to meet entry-level standards for various criminal justice agencies as well as admission to graduate and professional school. The program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of crime, theories of crime causation, and the evaluation of societal responses to it.
Students have the option of concentrating in either law enforcement or corrections subject areas. A law enforcement concentration will prepare a student for career opportunities in public safety and private security in addition to state and federal law enforcement agencies. A concentration in corrections will make a student ready for the many public-and-private-sector agencies that provide adult and juvenile correction services. Majors who are interested in careers in law, administration, research, planning, and evaluation and teaching may attend graduate and professional school for additional preparation.
In the final semester of their senior year, all Criminal Justice majors have the opportunity to enhance their total academic experience through a planned and supervised program of observation, study, and work in selected criminal justice agencies. This opportunity is offered through Field Experience in Criminal Justice.