Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice Studies

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.
Extracurricular Learning
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.

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