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Department of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security

Criminal Justice Major

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree provides a broad general education as well as specialized training in the criminal justice system. Students in this major at Indiana University Kokomo also learn about public management, including policy analysis, budgeting, and public affairs, so they are prepared for management positions in the future. They participate in internship experiences in the criminal justice field, working in places such as the Kokomo Police Department, a local judge's office, a prosecutor's office, and a county probation department.

A degree in Criminal Justice opens the doors to a broad range of careers inside and outside the justice arena, and it may be your first step to pursuing graduate study in criminal justice, public affairs, or law.  Criminal justice graduates perform a variety of services for the public including investigating crimes and overseeing those who been convicted of crimes to name a few. Their goal is to protect the lives and property of their fellow citizens. 

Mission

The Department of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security (CJHS) is committed to academic excellence and the improvement of criminal justice and homeland security practices through research and service. The department offers an excellent education designed to give students both a broad and in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice components and skills needed to succeed in a variety of careers in criminal justice or homeland security fields. Additionally, this program of study will prepare students for graduate studies. The department is dedicated to offering learning opportunities beyond the classroom including independent studies, research projects, internships, and participation in field trips, seminars, workshops, conferences, and student organization activities.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree (120 credit hours) provides a broad general education as well as specialized training in the criminal justice system. This degree will also provide a foundation for graduate study in criminal justice, public affairs, or law.

Last updated: 05/18/2015