Criminal Justice

Address today’s complex criminal justice issues

With a Criminal Justice major, you’ll get an in-depth look at the policies, procedures, and history behind the U.S. criminal justice system. The Criminal Justice major is part of the BSCJ degree, which will give you an advanced understanding of the techniques used to protect citizens and the community.

You’ll take an interdisciplinary mix of courses, such as criminological theory and policies, criminal law, policing, data analysis, courts, and corrections. Plus, you’ll get research opportunities with SPEA faculty who are examining a wide range of issues, from drug treatments to prison populations, right here in the community.

Credit for law enforcement training

Sworn full-time police officers who have graduated from any of the five Indiana law enforcement academies can earn 12 undergraduate credit hours from SPEA. You can apply these credits to any of our undergraduate degree programs.

To be eligible, you must be admitted to IUPUI and must have completed at least 12 IUPUI credits with a 2.0 GPA.

Micah Benson

“That kind of sense of knowing that I matter to somebody on campus—and that I’m not just a number—made my decision to transfer to SPEA easy.”

—Micah Benson, BSCJ’18

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