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Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science

The department offers degree programs (B.A. and B.S.) as well as minor programs of study in Criminal Justice and Political Science.

Pre-Criminal Justice Preparation

Students intent on pursuing an undergraduate degree in criminal justice are enrolled as pre-professional majors and must first meet GPA and coursework requirements in order to be admitted to the Criminal Justice program. Once students satisfy all requirements, they may complete and submit the Pre-Criminal Justice application form, available from the Department’s web site . After verification that requirements have been met, students are accepted into the professional program and can pursue a degree in criminal justice. Students desiring to pursue a minor in criminal justice must similarly be admitted to the minor and must meet the same requirements as listed for admission to the major.

Clubs and Internships

The department is home to the Criminal Justice Club and the Pre-Law Club. Students may expand their knowledge of criminal justice, the law, and career opportunities through the meetings with professionals and field trips sponsored by these clubs. The department also offers internships and cooperative education opportunities. For specifics, contact the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science or the Career Center .