Consistently ranked among the nation’s top 5 Criminology and Criminal Justice programs, our department delivers world-class education at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels.

Our internationally-acclaimed faculty make enduring contributions to the field through critical, timely research on a breadth of subjects within the discipline. We are committed to serving the campus, community and profession through a wide range of programs, events and other activities. Working alongside active experts and veteran scholars, our students are prepared for rewarding careers in academia, research, or other professions that serve the community and impact society at large.

Our programs unify knowledge from many fields of study, including sociology, psychology, public policy and law. We explore the causes of crime, responses by law enforcement, prevention methods and the entire criminal justice system at work.