Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice Studies

Major Overview

The Criminal Justice Studies major introduces students to the fundamental foundations of criminal justice spanning from crime initiation to systems of punishment. Students will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at mental health law, juvenile justice systems, police, court and corrections management and operations as well as a host of other options. 
In addition, students will be exposed to traditional public administration courses that impart core skill sets such as leadership, ethics, public and nonprofit management, and formation of public policy.  Upon receipt of their degree students will be prepared to think critically in an increasingly complex and politicized society.

Students are responsible for reviewing their UA degree requirements through their individual Advisement Report found on UAccess Student Center.

Transfer from Pima Community College to UA

Internship Requirement

Criminal Justice Studies majors are required to complete an internship as part of their major. Learn more about the internship process at the SGPP Internships page.

Criminal Justice Studies Courses

Students may take courses in the following areas:

  • Police Management
  • Crime and Public Policy
  • Women and Youth in the Justice System
  • White Collar Crime
  • U.S. National Security

For official degree requirements, visit the UA General Catalog.

Rombach Institute of Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections

This new major is sponsored and financially supported by the Rombach Institute of Crime, Delinquency and Corrections.  The Institute has had a presence on campus since its founding in 1997.  The mission of the Rombach Institute is to advance the knowledge, pursuit and evaluation of significant public policy issues as they relate to the field of criminal justice. 

The Institute will continue to provide student financial assistance; support public policy research through reports, conferences and publications; assist State criminal justice officials with evaluation, analysis and training; host guest speakers and public forums; and present student and faculty awards and fellowships.  The main focus of the Institute in the future will be to provide students with a well-rounded experience that evolves with the field of criminal justice practice.