Explore the social, political and economic causes and consequences of crime.

Our Criminal Justice degree is an interdisciplinary study of the causes and consequences of crime policy and crime, as well as society’s response to both. Courses are heavily theoretical and research based, and center on understanding the structural causes of crime and reactions to crime, an analysis of the inequitable application of justice by race/class/gender and the comparison of national and international policies and their results.
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WHY SHOULD I STUDY CRIMINAL JUSTICE?

Criminal Justice is an intellectually stimulating field, where you can devise your own theory and research as you contribute your input in a variety of ways. A criminal justice degree may allow you to work on issues such as mass incarceration, with law enforcement or with community groups who work to decrease crime in a particular area or among a particular population.

IS CRIMINAL JUSTICE FOR ME?

Criminal Justice is a major that works well for many different types of people. This is a subfield of sociology so you must be interested in the well-being of humans as a whole. Once engaged in work, you’ll endeavor to improve the quality of life for a diverse range of people. You’ll express thoughts and ideas in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and orally.

WHAT WILL I LEARN IN REGIS’ CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM?

You’ll graduate with an understanding of the origins, extent, causes and effects of crime on society, as well as expert research skills to draw your own conclusions.

IS REGIS’ CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE ACCREDITED?

Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional higher education institutional accreditors in the United States.

WHAT CLASS FORMATS ARE AVAILABLE?

All classes are offered in a traditional face-to-face model on the Regis University Northwest Denver campus.

WHEN DO CLASSES START?

Classes begin in August for the fall semester and mid-January for the spring semester.



Career Opportunities

What careers can I enter with an Criminal Justice degree?

  • Police officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Criminal profiler
  • Private investigator
  • Insurance fraud investigator
  • Security specialist
  • Police officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Criminal profiler
  • Private investigator
  • Insurance fraud investigator
  • Security specialist
  • Salary and employment information on the above job titles can be researched at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

    CAREER SUPPORT FROM REGIS

    The Center for Career and Professional Development at Regis provides you with the resources, training and advice to help you establish and meet your career goals. That means we’ll help you choose an academic major, explore and find a new career path or create the tools for a successful job search that will promote your career. To learn more, visit our Center for Career and Professional Development page.

    Program Requirements

    The interdisciplinary Criminology degree explores the social, political, and economic causes of crime, and consequences of crime policy in the US.  

    Minor 18 Credits

    Intro to SO or AN or Social Problems
    CJ 450 Criminology
    12 credit hours of Criminal Justice Electives 

    Major 36 Credits

    SO 200 Introduction to Sociology
    AN 204 Introduction to Anthropology
    CJ 300 Writing as a Social Scientist 
    AN 402 Ethnography 
     OR  
    SO 404  Surveys for Social Change
    SO 422 Diversity in US Society
    CJ 450 Criminology
    CJ 498 Practicum in Criminal Justice
    12 SH of Criminal Justice Electives   


    How to Apply

    Take the next step to receiving a values-based education at Regis by visiting our admissions page to learn more about application deadlines, checklists, and applying college credit (AP, IB) to your degree.

    Apply Now by completing your online application!