The interdisciplinary curriculum for this major examines criminology, crime data analysis and mapping, and the contexts in which crime is rooted, or conversely, communities flourish.
With a degree in Criminal Justice, you'll graduate with an understanding of criminal behavior and the procedures and institutions within the criminal justice system. You'll see the links among the criminal justice system and criminal behavior and larger social forces. You will understand alternative approaches to address crime and related social problems and how to apply Christian values and ethical principles to criminal justice practices.
This major provides the academic foundation for a career in law enforcement, social work, mental health services, or corrections, as well as graduate work in criminology, sociology, social work, or law.
- A minimum 68 credits is required for this major, including at least 30 upper-division credits.
- Acceptance into this major requires at least a 2.5 GPA in the Criminal Justice curriculum at SPU, as well as a minimum 15 completed credits completed Criminal Justice courses at SPU.
- A maximum 10 credits of URB 4940 “Internship in Criminal Justice” can apply to this major.
Degree requirements for the bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice will be available in April 2018.