Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The study of criminal justice applies the science of sociology to the legal aspects, agencies, procedures and operations of the criminal justice system. As a student of criminal justice, you will develop the ability to view criminal, legal and government systems through a sociological and historical lens. Our program’s coursework, faculty mentorship and practical experience opportunities will provide you with a strong foundation to not only launch the career of your choice, but also empower you to make positive changes in your local, national and international communities.


The Department of Sociology and Social Work, in partnership with the Department of History and Political Science, offers an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Our curriculum will provide you with an in-depth understanding of modern legal systems, correctional practices, national and local governments, current sociological issues, crime in contemporary and historical contexts, social research and statistics, and ethical considerations.

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For questions regarding advising, please contact Veronica Tawney at or in 940-898-3850.

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