Then majoring in Criminal Justice may be right for you.
You will get a broad and layered understanding of the history, operations and implications of criminal justice in America. You will be trained to address pressing societal needs related to law enforcement, the judicial system, corrections and national security. You also will be prepared to pursue a graduate degree in law or criminal justice. Classes cover research methods, criminological theory and policy, criminal law, courts, corrections and policing. You can also choose to study topics such as homicide, terrorism, juvenile justice and cybercrime.
Complete list of requirements for the Criminal Justice major: Degree planning sheet
Sworn full-time police officers who have graduated from any of the five law enforcement academies in Indiana are eligible for 12 undergraduate credit hours from SPEA IUPUI. You can apply these credits towards any of SPEA's undergraduate degree programs. The course credit is for Criminal Law SPEA-J 301, Criminal Investigations SPEA-J 320 and six hours of Internship in Criminal Justice SPEA-J 380. For more information contact the SPEA Recorder at 317-274-4656. Download an application for credit.