Welcome to the Criminal Justice Studies program.

Drawing on the expertise of several departments across campus, the CJS program provides students with a solid educational foundation in the realms of crime and justice. Through courses and relevant experiences, students critically examine both academic and applied facets of the discipline. Many students are attracted to the CJS program out of personal interest. Others have a desire to gain the background that will assist in a career in criminal justice or a related field. In general, students have found that the minor serves as a useful complement to virtually any major.

The Criminal Justice Studies minor has allowed me to learn more about the criminal justice field. The classes have content covering the entire criminal justice system and give students a well-rounded view of criminal justice. I have also been able to do many activities outside of class, such as going to court and participating in police training. These experiences, combined with my participation in undergraduate research in my psychology major, led me to realize that I wanted a career in criminal justice.

Grace Caluri ’24