Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is the application or study of laws regarding criminal behavior. The core issues, sanctioning those who violate laws with penalties and rehabilitation efforts, are essential to the moral fabric and cohesion of society. Our program offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice as well as a graduate certificate program.

Faculty in the Wilder School are leading scholars in the fields of criminal justice, criminology, juvenile justice organized crime, terrorism and white collar crime among other areas.



For general questions about scheduling courses, meeting university requirements or meeting major requirements, please begin by contacting the Wilder School Undergraduate Advising Office at (804) 827-0790 or The office serves as the first point-of-contact for all program-related questions.

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For further information, please contact:
Blythe Bowman
Criminal Justice Undergraduate Coordinator