Dr. Jacqueline HelfgottDepartment Chair206.296.5477 firstname.lastname@example.org
L. Devin MackrellAdministrative Assistant forGraduate Program206.email@example.com
Kate ReynoldsAdministrative Assistant206.firstname.lastname@example.org
The degree and specialization options are designed to meet the individualinterests of students and to provide necessary preparation for particular careers and courses of graduate study. The BCJ/Administration of Justicedegree/specialization most closely reflects the traditional criminal justice degree offered at most universities. The additional degree/specialization options require the same core coursework as the BCJ/AJ in criminal justice, criminology, criminal law, statistics, research methods, organizational theory, and criminal justice ethics while allowing students to complete important preparatory coursework for careers and graduate study that may require a stronger background in the physical sciences, psychology, and/or sociology than the traditional CJ degree provides. Students pursuing the criminal justice degree to obtain entry into a particular position or graduate program should work closely with their advisor and should consult the agency minimum qualifications and/or graduate program requirements.
A few tips/factors to think about in determining your degree/specialization:
The following are examples of career and/or graduate school routes criminal justice students tend to pursue. Selection of a degree/specialization option is an individual choice and depends on your own goals and interests and the particular courses you want to take as part of your undergraduate degree.
Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) with specialization in:
Administration of Justice
Criminology & CJ Theory
Bachelor of Science (BS) with specialization in: