Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Justice Studies

Students in the BS in Criminology & Justice Studies program will acquire theoretical and methodological skills in criminology and criminal justice. They will also gain a robust foundation in statistics and computer applications, as well as the written and oral communication skills necessary for professional careers in this field. Additional required courses provide background in forensic science, law and political and social science.

Career Opportunities

Criminology & Justice Studies graduates are uniquely qualified for leadership and administrative positions in a variety of criminal justice agencies, as well as other agencies on the local, state, and federal levels, and in nonprofit organizations. The BS program also prepares students for graduate study in criminal justice, law, forensic science, and a variety of other disciplines.

Graduates of the BS Criminology & Justice Studies program have found employment with the following organizations: the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Border Patrol, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Immigration and Custom Enforcement, Juvenile Court, United States Marshal Service and government and private law firms.

Degree Requirements:

Bachelor of Science Degree: 182.0 credits

Recommended Plan of Study:

Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Justice Studies: Four Year, No Co-op