Department of Criminal Justice
The field of criminal justice affords students an opportunity to become involved in careers that deal with some of our nation's most pressing problems: crime, justice, and social control. Criminal justice students study law enforcement, courts, law and corrections, as well as agencies dealing with juvenile offenders. Graduates go on to work in a wide range of federal, state, and local agencies.
Some basic facts regarding the Criminal Justice Department and Faculty:
- The department:
- has more than 550 majors
- is composed of 10 faculty members all of which are fulltime
- has nine faculty who have a Ph.D. or other terminal degrees
- offers a wide variety of courses taught by our faculty
- offers internship opportunities which provides practical experience in the criminal justice field
- offers personal interaction with professors
- The faculty has:
- published more than 30 books
- published more than 400 scholarly publications
- presented more than 500 papers at national and international conferences
- nationally renowned experts in their fields
- practical experience
- recieved national and international research and public service awards
If you are interested in an exciting field that offers a wide range of dynamic job placement opportunities, the field of criminal justice may be for you!
The corridor outside the Criminal Justice offices looks a bit 19th century - which it is. But, inside you'll find a state-of-the art curriculum, a committed faculty, and up-to-date facilities.