Our mission is to educate the next generation of criminal justice leaders.
The Department of Criminal Justice offers Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees and minors in forensic science and criminal justice. Additionally, we participate in offering degrees in forensic science and security studies with other university departments. Our degree programs prepare students for careers in the criminal justice professions or advanced study. Courses are taught by exceptional faculty with diverse teaching and research experience in law enforcement, forensic science, homeland security, criminology, juvenile delinquency, law, corrections, transnational crime and terrorism, and organized crime, just to name a few. Many faculty members have criminal justice practitioner experience and are internationally or nationally recognized scholars. We have extraordinary learning and leadership opportunities that enable interested students to participate in the national criminal justice honor society, student organizations, field experience and internship, international study abroad, foreign student exchange, independent study, and faculty-student research programs.