Criminology and Security Studies
Office: 005 Patterson Hall
David Champion, Kerry Edwards, Richard Gigliotti, Patrick Harvey, Xin Jiang, Sarah Kuehn, Susan Lubinski, D. Neil McEwen, Jon McLister, Youngyol Yim Schanz, Rebecca Ridener
The Department of Criminology and Security Studies is dedicated to the education of its students through development of critical thinking skills, deeper understanding of the diversity of society, and the advancement of ethical thought and practices in the pursuit of criminal and social justice.
The BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice provides a foundation of knowledge for students interested in a variety of careers both in and out of the formal justice system. This degree program covers criminological theory, policing, courts and adjudication, corrections, research methodology, justice administration and special topics of criminal justice. The BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice prepares students for careers in law enforcement, corrections, juvenile casework, probation, parole, and other careers in the criminal justice system. It also provides a foundation for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in the study of criminology and justice studies.