Lance Selva, Chair
Harms, Jurkanin, Newman, Quinn, Rogers, Shulman, Smith, Stickle, Wade
Courses in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration provide students with a well-rounded curriculum designed to meet the academic needs of those seeking careers in law enforcement, courts, and corrections as well as those already employed in the criminal justice system and related agencies.
A major in Criminal Justice Administration offers a foundation in liberal arts, a deep and broad knowledge of the criminal justice system, and an educational background uniquely tailored for each student pursuing a career in the criminal justice system. The student seeking a major in Criminal Justice Administration may choose either a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement, or Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security.
Students choosing the B.S. in Criminal Justice may choose from four tracks: Courts, Disaster and Emergency Management, Penology (Corrections), or Security Management.
The concentration in Law Enforcement is designed for those with career goals or an interest in law enforcement at the local, state, and federal levels.
The concentration in Homeland Security is designed for those seeking homeland security-related careers.
The department offers minors in Criminal Investigation, Criminal Justice Administration, and Homeland Security.
The department also participates in the Forensic Science interdisciplinary major in conjunction with the Biology and Chemistry departments.
Requirements for the Master of Criminal Justice degree and a list of the courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.