Criminal Justice

BS, Social Sciences


The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice prepares students for a variety of careers, including law enforcement (local, state, and federal), probation and parole, institutional corrections, and research.

Students in the program find a supportive environment that challenges and empowers them to explore their individual interests in the wide realm of study in criminal justice. The Criminal Justice program is led by highly qualified faculty members who have both real-world experience and scholarly experience to enrich your learning.

Eligible students are encouraged to join the Omega Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national honor society for criminal justice.  Students may also join the Criminal Justice Association (CJA), which is open to criminal justice and non-criminal justice members who are interested in the field and want to engage in service within the local community and region.

Our diverse inventory of upper-level classes balances the major domains of criminal justice, including law enforcement, corrections, courts, victims, offenders, and practitioners. 

A Sample Of The Topics We Offer:

  • Advanced Investigation
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Criminal Justice in Film
  • Female Offenders
  • Homeland Security
  • Field Experience (Internships)
  • Race, Crime, and Justice
  • Victimology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Treatment in Corrections

Areas Of Study

  • Homeland Security
  • Forensic Investigations
  • Supervision and Management
  • Crime Theory

Career Opportunities

  • Local and State Police
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • Parks and Wildlife Management
  • Courts
  • Corrections
  • and more!


Program Faculty

Dr. Lynn Greenwood

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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Dr. Floyd Berry

Associate Professor, Department Chair 

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Dr. Tammy Bracewell

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Dr. Michele Quinones

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Dr. Liana Taylor

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