The Justice and Criminal Studies Major requires 36-37 credit hours, including 27 credits in core courses and 9-10 credits in elective courses. Majors may choose from the list of general elective courses or may choose to focus their studies by completing a pre-selected Track in Social and Criminal Justice or in Youth and Justice. Justice and Criminal Studies Majors may also wish to complete a Certificate in Forensic Studies or a Certificate in Community Action in addition to their Justice and Criminal Studies degree.
Justice and Criminal Studies majors who wish to understand the vital role that scientific investigation plays in law enforcement and criminal justice may choose to also complete the 16-credit Forensic Studies Certificate. Requirements for this certificate can be found here: Forensic Studies
Justice and Criminal Studies majors who wish to add civic engagement and community work to their academic experience and learn how to become an effective agent of social change may also choose to complete the 15-credit Community Action Certificate. Requirements for this certificate can be found here: Community Action Certificate