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School of Criminology & Justice Studies

School of Criminology and Justice Studies

Mission Statement  

Our undergraduate program seeks to develop core competence in the basic components of the criminal justice system. We prepare criminal justice graduates to fill positions in all areas related to criminal justice, as well as to provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue their education in the social sciences or law. The undergraduate program prepares our graduates to pursue career interests in the core criminal justice areas of policing (both public and private), courts and corrections, as well as positions which require knowledge of criminal justice information and data, homeland security, victim services or in other social service agencies that are typically linked in many ways to the criminal justice system.


The School of Criminology and Justice Studies aims to integrate liberal arts with a criminal justice education by offering a curriculum, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, reflecting the changing needs of students, practitioners, policy makers, and academic communities.

We have a commitment to establishing and maintaining working relations with agencies to solve real problems by assisting them in the development and execution of research and evaluation studies. Our faculty have worked, often with student involvement, with numerous federal, state, and local agencies in this capacity.

For additional information, visit the School of Criminology & Justice Studies website.