Criminal Justice and Applied Social and Political Sciences

Criminal Justice & Applied Social & Political Sciences

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, majors in Social Science, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, and Nonprofit Leadership. Minors are offered in Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, and Non-Profit Management Youth Development (in conjunction with the School of Management Science-Economics, and the Department of Social Work). In addition we offer a major in Interdisciplinary Studies.

The Department is very student-centered operating, with an orientation strongly geared toward developing students to their fullest potential. We have a long tradition of quality teaching and are proud of the fact that faculty have expertise including terrorism, policing, law, corrections, juvenile delinquency, 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.