With a criminal justice major, you’ll get an in-depth look at the policies, procedures, and history behind the U.S. criminal justice system. The criminal justice major is part of the B.S.C.J. degree, which will give you an advanced understanding of the techniques used to protect citizens and the community. You’ll take an interdisciplinary mix of courses, such as criminological theory and policies, criminal law, policing, data analysis, courts, and corrections. Plus, you’ll have research opportunities with O’Neill faculty who are examining a wide range of issues, from drug treatments to prison populations, right here in the community (Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2019).
Skills and abilities this major develops includes: communication, problem-solving, investigation, and critical thinking skills.