Skip to main content
Degrees & Majors

Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts


The B.A. major in criminal justice is an interdisciplinary degree that draws on the social sciences, legal studies, and the humanities to study social norms, rules, and laws; the causes of their violations; and the social and legal response to these violations. Systems of regulation, including the criminal justice system and dispute resolution processes, are studied and evaluated as organizational, social, and cultural processes. Criminal justice courses are taught by a diverse group of scholars trained in criminal justice and criminology, law, sociology, psychology, and philosophy. The degree is designed for students interested in studying justice-related issues, including law.