NY State Program Code: 26699
HEGIS Code: 2105.00
CIP Code: 43.0104
The criminal justice major is offered through the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program is designed to provide an understanding of the problems of crime, delinquency, law, and social control. The major combines a strong liberal arts background with specialized courses in law, criminology, sociology, psychology, and law enforcement administration. The overall objective of the program is to provide a sound educational basis for either graduate work or professional training.
The major is interdisciplinary in nature, and students may select courses in the Derner School of Psychology, the School of Social Work, and the Departments of Anthropology, Political Science and Sociology. Many required courses are cross-listed, enabling students to receive degree credit through the College of Arts and Sciences.