The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice prepares the student to pursue a graduate or law degree or work in a federal, state, and local law enforcement, court, correction, or juvenile agency. Positions may include law enforcement agent or officer, crime scene specialist, court officer, probation or parole officer, correctional officer, and victim advocate, just to name a few. Employment may be available in agencies such as the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Marshals Services, state highway patrol or investigation, county sheriff, local police, criminal courts, federal or state corrections, juvenile services, victim’s services, and others.
The undergraduate four-year plan involves 120 semester hours of core and elective criminal justice courses. Students are required to complete a field experience internship in their senior year to familiarize them with the criminal justice work setting.