A degree in criminal justice provides an excellent foundation for further graduate study, law and other professional schools, and a wide variety of vocations. Learn about some of the many career opportunities here.
The course requirements for a major, minor, or certificate in Criminal Justice.
The Department of Criminal Justice hosts an Honors Program, and offers numerous awards and scholarship opportunities.
Internships provide the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and practical experience about the everyday practice of justice.
The department is proud to work with Senator Richard Lugar on the Job Fair for Law Enforcement, Security, and Defense Employment.
Criminal Justice Student Association
The Criminal Justice Student Association is open to all undergraduate students interested in the field of criminal justice. Sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice, the club goals are education and service to the Department, University, and community. CJSA meets twice each month to hear speakers and discuss issues relevant to criminal justice and to share information about graduate, career, and internship opportunities. Field trips are planned to correctional institutions, crime laboratories, courts, and social service agencies. Presentation of an all-campus forum dealing with an issue in criminal justice is a yearly goal of the group.
Undergraduates are encouraged to attend the colloquia which are presented each semester by invited speakers active in the field of criminal justice. Speakers and their topics are announced in the undergraduate blog. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about current research and important issues relevant to criminal justice.