Criminology and Criminal Justice


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Access:  Open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants

Campus requirements:  None

The bachelor degree-completion program in criminology and criminal justice teaches both theoretical and applied aspects of the discipline. Courses cover the criminal justice system, criminal behavior, criminal law, criminal justice administration, and the relationship of these topics to the larger society. The department offers specialized symposia on current topics of interest, and requires all students to participate in internships with criminal justice agencies.

In addition to the major in criminology and criminal justice, students receive a liberal arts education, which will equip them with effective communication skills, critical thinking abilities, and the preparation necessary to be a successful criminal justice professional and a contributing citizen of the United States and the world community.

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is multi-disciplinary, with faculty who hold doctorates in criminal justice, jurisprudence, sociology, and psychology. Faculty members also have experience as police and correctional administrators, prosecutors, probation officers, criminal investigators, correctional counselors and therapists, and criminal justice planners. The department sponsors a chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the national criminal justice professional fraternity.


Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online programs are not offered in the state of Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.

Last updated 5 August 2015