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About the Department

Study crime and its social contexts in a program cited among the best in the nation. Our students develop deep knowledge of the social science of criminology and the tools, methods, and institutions deployed across the criminal justice system. These studies are closely mentored by faculty who bring both expertise and experience—from policing to policymaking—to the classroom. Our graduates are well prepared to earn advanced degrees and launch successful careers across the law and criminal justice professions.

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Close Faculty Mentorship

Our classes are small and always taught by expert professors who are also inspirational teachers.


Career Combinations

Customize your studies to match your goals. Forensics? Pair with biology. Analytics? Pair with statistics.


Community-Engaged Learning

Make real contributions by applying your skills in settings from prisons to at-risk youth programs.