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Criminal Justice Degree (B.S.)

Why Major in Criminal Justice?

The bachelor's in Criminal Justice consists of an extensive overview of the criminal justice system and an intensive examination of each of the major components of the legal system.

What makes us great

  • The first and one of the best criminal justice schools in New England
  • Long-standing reputation for excellence
  • Personal attention with most classes having 25 students or less
  • 75 internship placements each semester at federal, state and local levels
  • Interdisciplinary opportunities with many departments to customize your education
  • Washington DC internship program
  • 5-Year BS to MS Program
Requirements for a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

Major Core Courses

  • CRJU 0101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 0121 - Theories of Crime
  • CRJU 0201 - Law Enforcement and Society
  • CRJU 0202 - Introduction to Corrections
  • CRJU 0205 - American Judicial System
  • CRJU 0231 - Research Methods in Criminal Justice


Students choose upper-level electives in the major to complete the remaining 21 credits. A student, who has not maintained the requisite 2.5 GPA for the six Major Core courses or had a grade below a C- in any one of the Major Core courses, will be required to correct this deficiency in order to enroll in upper level major electives.

    Additional Graduation Requirements

    All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .