The B.S. in Criminal Justice offers students a rigorous interdisciplinary and experiential education in the causes and consequences of crime and the responses of criminal justice, social service, and community-based organizations to crime and other forms of deviance. Students majoring in criminal justice receive excellent preparation for further study in graduate or professional schools as well as for careers in criminal justice, security, crime prevention, and other related areas.
For those students whose interest in criminal justice extends beyond the components of the criminal justice system, the School offers several combined degrees with other disciplines. For instance, our combined human services and criminal justice program allows students to combine interests in the justice system, political advocacy, and community development in ways that may allow them to make a positive difference in local communities. Please click on the links below to explore combined degrees in computer science, psychology, human services, and political science.
The PlusOne Program in Criminology and Criminal Justice provides an opportunity for the best of Northeastern’s undergraduate criminal justice majors to complete both the undergraduate program (BS) in criminal justice and the graduate degree program (MS) in criminology and criminal justice in less time than if the programs were completed sequentially.
The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice has identified a series of key outcomes we anticipate students will achieve through engagement with our curriculum. These include the ability to: