Criminal justice degree
The criminal justice program offers opportunities that may lead to law school, graduate school, or justice administration. The degree is structured around a core of topics that include law enforcement, the judicial process, juvenile justice, corrections, and criminal law. The curriculum includes requirements in political science, psychology, history, and sociology. Most criminal justice graduates who continue their education study law or public administration, but an increasing number receive graduate degrees in political science, computer science, statistics, sociology, or psychology. Employment opportunities exist in correctional counseling, court administration, law enforcement, and private security. Those graduates with technical training may pursue justice-related careers as researchers, planners, and data analysts.
Required courses for this degree are available both in New Castle County and in Southern Delaware. For more information in Southern Delaware, call 302-855-1630.
For more information
- Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
- University of Delaware Undergraduate Catalog (degree requirements)
- Search for available courses
- Browse course descriptions
- Career information on this major from the Career Services Center
Do you have an associate degree from Delaware Tech?
You may be halfway to your baccalaureate degree at the University of Delaware! Students who have completed an associate degree in criminal justice at Delaware Tech can transfer their credits earned (with grades of C or better) toward a baccalaureate degree at the University of Delaware, needing only two years of full-time coursework to earn a bachelor’s degree.
For more information, please call the University’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies in Georgetown (302-855-1630) or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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