Criminal Justice examines the structure, functions, and decision-making processes of agencies that deal with crime and criminal offenders.
As an independent academic discipline, criminal justice is comparatively new. Interest in criminal justice education was spurred by the "war on crime" during the 1960's and the resulting massive federal funding to upgrade criminal justice agencies, technology, programming and education of criminal justice personnel.
Faculty in this program provide expertise in law enforcement, investigations, corrections, criminal law, research and theory. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice allows the student flexibility to choose courses which best reflect their individual interests and career aspirations.