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Criminology Program



The Criminology major is designed to provide an education exploring empirical and theoretical approaches to crime and criminal behavior.

As an interdisciplinary major, this program draws on introductory and advanced courses across fields of study including criminology, psychology, sociology, and the sciences. These courses emphasize foundational and advanced skills-based learning, critical thinking, and analysis. Students who major in Criminology will also have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning opportunities or conduct research independently or with guided faculty mentorship.

CSI Experience

This two-day university-wide CSI event is just one way our CJ programs make it real. Our mission is to strengthen the student experience across all pathways, engage alumni to work with students, challenging them to work together to solve puzzles requiring teamwork and critical thinking.


Meet Our Criminal Justice Faculty

  • Elizabeth Gurian

    Elizabeth Gurian

    “I teach because I want to develop students' curiosity and understanding of criminal justice. It's important to look beyond the textbooks to explore these topics more thoroughly.” Read More
  • W. Travis Morris

    W. Travis Morris

    “My research is on violent extremism and terrorism. I'm fascinated by how ideas change populations, how ideas can be created and then people can use them as weapons.” Read More
  • Stephanie Maass

    Stephanie Maass

    “The criminal justice system is often bleakly portrayed as a broken system plagued with corruption and high recidivism rates. I look at the system and I see potential.” Read More
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