School of Education & Human Services
Criminal justice majors go on to make the world a better place.
What factors contribute to juvenile delinquency? Why does America have such a high crime rate? Or do we?
As a criminal justice major, you’ll learn how to look at the world from a social rather than an individualistic perspective … how to use quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze and interpret how society is organized and why people make the choices they do. You’ll explore how society works—and what happens when it doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to contribute to the betterment of communities by developing critical thinking skills coupled with a deep commitment to social justice.
The Department of Sociology offers both a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a B.A. in Sociology. It has an excellent track record placing students in local and federal law and social services internships.