Criminal Justice Major

Bachelor of Science Degree

Make Society a Better - and Safer - Place

If you are a person who cares about making society a better – and safer – place in which to live, you’ll fit right in as a Criminal Justice major at Urbana.

Criminal justice is a broad field of study, and holds a variety of career opportunities upon graduation. From case management, sociology, psychology and criminology to law enforcement, forensics and work within the juvenile justice or correctional systems, a career in criminal justice enables you to impact quality of life in communities and around the world.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll receive hands-on academic preparation specific to law enforcement, court and correctional process, theory, and best practices. Through onsite visits to courts and prisons, you’ll see firsthand how your coursework will translate to your criminal justice career at the local, state or federal level. In addition, you’ll be required to complete a field experience that is assigned to you based upon your area of interest.

You’ll learn from people who have already done what you want to do. Urbana’s Criminal Justice faculty, who also serve as student advisors, are or have been practitioners in the field. As a student, you’ll also have access to experts who often serve as guest speakers in your classes.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will compare the correlation between classroom instruction and the field of criminal justice
  2. Students will demonstrate the knowledge necessary to enter the criminal justice profession
  3. Students will identify problems with diverse societal groups
  4. Students will recognize criminal justice theoretical underpinnings
  5. Students will demonstrate a general understanding of victimization

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