2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Criminal Justice and Criminology

B. Gibbs, Interim Chairperson


The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers a variety of courses that help students understand the dimensions and causes of crime and delinquency and the theories of crime prevention and control. Courses examine the structure and philosophy of the American criminal justice system; the operation of criminal courts at the local, state, and federal levels; techniques and theories of law enforcement; and the philosophies and practices of various correctional programs. Students are prepared for entry-level professional positions in the criminal justice system as well as for graduate study in related subjects.