The interdisciplinary curriculum for this major examines criminology, crime mapping, the contexts in which crime is rooted, as well as ethical issues in the field.
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 in the criminal justice system between criminal behavior and larger social forces. You will learn alternative approaches to address crime and related social problems. You will also learn to apply Christian values and ethical principles to the criminal justice system.
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, social policy, 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 in Criminal Justice courses.
- A maximum 10 credits of URB 4940 “Internship in Criminal Justice” can apply to this major.
View degree requirements for the bachelor's degree in criminal justice.