Optional Specializations

Focused Areas of Study For Criminal Justice Majors

Through broad curriculum offerings in highly specialized areas of study, you can tailor your Criminal Justice major to gain a high degree of specific, marketable expertise.

Specializations are an optional part of your Criminal Justice major and may be taken in tandem with other elective Criminal Justice courses and/or a minor. Your faculty advisor in the Division of Education & Human Studies will help you map out the best academic path to reach your desired career and/or graduate studies goals.


SPECIALIZATIONS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR

  • An increasing demand in the workforce will be for criminal justice professionals who are the most well-trained to cope with constantly shifting criminal activity. A specialization in 21st Century Problems will introduce you to contemporary issues, like cybercrime and drug abuse, and the law enforcement strategies developed to deal with those problems.
  • Computer forensics specialists are extremely valuable to employers who face challenges in keeping up with increasingly technological crimes. The Computer Forensics specialization will give you an invaluable skill set.
  • Criminal justice professionals with a fundamental understanding of Spanish communication skills have an immediate advantage over their peers, allowing for much greater job opportunity and career growth in the fields of law enforcement. Learn about the Spanish Language specialization for Criminal Justice majors.