Criminal Justice Major
The criminal justice major combines required courses in sociology and political science to give a well-rounded understanding of the social, psychological, political, and legal issues relevant to the problem of crime. Courses analyze how and why various crimes are committed and focus on the crimes of homicide, arson, rape, burglary, robbery, child abuse, organized crime, and white collar crime. In addition, the criminal justice system itself is studied. Issues dealing with the constitutional rights of the accused are dealt with extensively in both the sociology and political science courses. Students may also choose to take courses in the areas of substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, and child abuse. Students may apply for an internship.
Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Arts with a major in criminal justice