The Department of Justice and Society Studies offers degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration.
The emphasis of the Bachelor of Science degree program in criminal justice consists of research, administration of justice, law enforcement, adjudication, corrections, criminology and juvenile justice processes. Legal Studies is an interdisciplinary program that engages the meanings, values and practices of law and equity. The program is designed to stimulate critical thinking and inquiry. An internship/field experience component offers students the opportunity to assess their interests and acquire practical experience while earning college credits. Cognates and other liberal arts electives provide students with the opportunity to acquire a broad based education by taking courses in other degree granting academic departments. Minors in criminal justice and pre-law are also available. A Paralegal certificate is also available for students that are interested in law.