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The Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice is designed to study the origins, nature, and causes of norm-violating behavior as well as societal reactions to this behavior. The study of criminal justice begins with a study of the entire criminal justice system and its interrelation with society. Advanced study inquires into the political, organizational, social, and behavioral aspects of various components of the criminal justice system. Research courses give students the tools to analyze criminal justice and the skills important for career development. Legal courses provide an awareness of the values of due process and the limits of government power in a democratic society. 

Criminology and Criminal Justice is multidisciplinary, drawing on broad fields of knowledge, including law,  the social and behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences. Indiana University Southeast offers a Bachelor of Science degree through the School of Social Sciences. A major in criminology and criminal justice provides an excellent liberal arts background for a wide variety of career fields. Career opportunities in criminal justice include police agencies, prosecutors, defense attorneys, courts, and correctional agencies. Other specialized roles in criminal justice include juvenile probation officers, volunteer administrators, criminologists, forensic scientists, forensic psychologists, medical examiners, and policy analysts. The criminal justice program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to pursue studies leading to law school, graduate school or a career in the administration of justice. 

Those who seek employment after completing their degree requirements have generally good prospects in such areas as correctional counseling, court administration, law enforcement and private security. In addition, many public and private agencies will have criminal justice related job openings for planners, researchers, data analysts and others who have sharpened their skills in statistics and computer science.

Advising Contacts

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Kristen McCrickard M.H.E.A.

ACES Advisor

Univ. Center South 207
Phone: (812) 941-2616
kmccrick@ius.edu

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Shane Thomas M.A.

ACES Assistant Director

Univ. Center South 207
Phone: (812) 941-2619
wathomas@ius.edu

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Julia A. Fleischer M.Ed.

Academic Advisor

Crestview Hall 135
Phone: (812) 941-2015
jafleisc@ius.edu

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Dana Gohmann M.Ed.

Academic Advisor

Crestview Hall 137
Phone: (812) 941-2299
dgohmann@ius.edu

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Jessica Sarver

Academic Advisor

Crestview Hall 119B
Phone: (812) 941-2013
jrsarver@ius.edu

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