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Criminal Justice (BA)

School of Criminology & Criminal Justice Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts


College of Liberal Arts

Program Level


Degree Designation

Bachelor of Arts


Criminal Justice

Program Academic Focus

Residential Program, Accelerated Program

Program Description

The Criminal Justice provides students with a liberal arts-based education that emphasizes critical thinking and knowledge about crime, criminal law, the criminal justice system, and the sociocultural environment in which human behavior occurs. The program emphasizes the interdependence between theoretical and research knowledge and practice. It also strives to cultivate a commitment to the principles of justice, ethics, and public service and the development of leadership skills.


  • Knowledge--Graduates will demonstrate superior knowledge of criminology, criminal law, and the criminal justice system compared to their peers from similar programs.

  •  Skills--Graduates will have the critical thinking and communication skills to analyze and articulate the effectiveness, ethical underpinnings and theoretical basis of criminal justice and social policies, programs and practices.

  •  Careers--Graduates will possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to obtain employment in their desired career field, and/or to gain acceptance to graduate school.

  •  Values--Graduates will exhibit professionalism, leadership, and a commitment to lifelong learning through their careers and/or in their public service.

Additional Program Information


  • federal or state/local law enforcement

  • intelligence agents

  • private and corporate security personnel

  • state and local police officers

  • probation and parole officers

  • crime analysts

  • attorneys


The Criminal Justice program is certified by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education for the Police Career Incentive Pay Program (PCIPP) or Quinn Bill.

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