Viewed as one of the fastest growing programs of the University, the Department offers both the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Criminal Justice and three certificate programs:
- Forensic Investigation (Undergraduate)
- Policing Strategies (Graduate)
- Investigative Sciences (Graduate)
The Department is very student-centered, with an orientation strongly geared toward developing students to reach their fullest potential. We have a long tradition of quality teaching and are proud of the fact that faculty have expertise including but not limited to Criminal Justice research, terrorism, policing, law, corrections, juvenile delinquency, forensic investigation and crime prevention. In addition to teaching a variety of undergraduate courses, faculty members are involved in research and publishing books and articles widely referenced by students, criminal justice professionals, and those involved in policy-making.
Criminal Justice majors pursue employment in fields such as parole and probation, adult and juvenile corrections, and police administration while others prepare for law school or pursue graduate and professional studies.