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Public Justice

Our public justice major emphasizes the social and behavioral sciences within a multidisciplinary liberal arts framework combined with in-depth study in your area of interest and supervised fieldwork. The broad-based nature of the major can set you on path toward jobs in many fields including criminal justice, human services and legal studies. Learn more

Pre-law interdisciplinary

Lawyers are problem-solvers, mediators, negotiators, advisors and advocates. While there is no official pre-law major, our pre-law track stresses a breadth of knowledge and intellectual flexibility, requiring a solid liberal arts education with particular emphasis on: critical reading and analysis, reading comprehension, writing and speaking and synthesis of ideas. Our public justice program offers an ideal opportunity for people interested in mastering these skills. Learn more

Minors

Forensic Science
This is an interdisciplinary program developed jointly by the Chemistry and Public Justice departments. The forensic science minor addresses the needs of students planning a career applying science to law by offering courses in criminalistic chemistry and forensic science. A number of our alumni are working for the FBI and other forensic laboratories. The program consists of 10 semester hours of chemistry and nine semester hours of public justice courses.

Public Justice
This interdisciplinary minor is based in the liberal arts with special emphasis in the social and behavioral sciences. The public justice minor is designed to expose students to multiple facets of the public justice system, including civil and criminal legal processes and human services. Students will augment the required core courses by drawing from a list of elective offered in a variety of disciplines. The public justice minor requires nine semester hours of core requirements and 12 semester hours of required electives.