A Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration provides students a unique opportunity to study cybercrime, homeland security, terrorism and intelligence, while incorporating science and technology into investigative strategies.
Along with the University’s liberal arts interdisciplinary education, the Criminal Justice Administration curriculum develops a deep understanding of social, political, domestic and global criminal justice issues. In addition to a solid foundation of technical and professional skills, courses within the major improve critical-thinking, ethical decision-making and multicultural communication skills. Along with classroom instruction, the major requires field or internship experiences, and study-abroad opportunities are available.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration prepares you to work in careers that include:
- law enforcement
- crime scene investigation
- crime analysis
- fraud investigation
- private investigation and security
- correctional administration
- homeland security
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) or Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF)
The Criminal Justice Administration major requires 36 hours, with an overall requirement of 128 hours to complete the Bachelor of Science Degree. There is an opportunity for students to complete a minor in other related fields such as psychology, sociology, accounting, or science. Requirements include participation in field experiences or an internship in a criminal justice agency. Study abroad options are also offered.
Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.
Social science majors are required to complete a minor, but may choose from any of the university’s minor offerings.
A minor in social science requires 18 credit hours of coursework in both required and elective courses. Additional information about the minor, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.