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Criminal Justice Program

The Department's Criminal Justice program provides students with a broad, general education with emphasis on the social sciences. Opportunities for practical work experience are provided through internships.

Career Possibilities include:

  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Private businesses and organizations
  • Police agencies as officers, detectives, safety or security officers
  • Juvenile detention and probation officers, adult probation officers, and correctional officers
  • Attorneys
  • Investigators


Students may earn either a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Criminal Justice. The BA requires additional foreign language credits.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum Changes

A foreign language is no longer required for the B.S. in Criminal Justice. 6 hours of foreign language are required for the B.A.

Effective in Spring 2010 degree requirements for the Criminal Justice major can be completed entirely online, or through a combination of online and classroom based courses.  

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Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is accepting applications for membership. For more information please contact Ms. Allison Ray at

Criminal Justice Club

Students interested in the Criminal Justice Club should contact Ms. Allison Ray at

Consider a Criminal Justice Internship!

A variety of placements are available through the History/Government or Sociology departments. For further information please contact Dr. Jim Williams in Sociology or Dr. Parker Hevron in Government.

Summer and Fall Advising and Registration

Summer and Fall advising has begun. Please see Ms. Ray ( for an appointment and to have your advising hold removed. If you need online courses, remember to register early, as they will fill up very quickly.