Criminology and Justice Studies

Kent State University at Trumbull's Criminology and Justice Studies Program offers a four-year course of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Justice Studies.

We also offer a minor in Criminology & Justice Studies which can be combined with other majors at the University. The curriculum integrates knowledge and skills acquired in disciplines such as sociology, psychology and political science with a range of justice subjects including crime and delinquency, law enforcement, courts, corrections, and law. The program provides an opportunity to understand contemporary adult criminal and juvenile justice systems and problems, and suggests approaches to the solution of these problems. The program strives to be both academic and professional, both conceptual and applied.

Complete this major completely at Trumbull CJS at Kent State Trumbull

Students can complete all requirements for the B.A. in criminology and justice studies, and the A.A. in justice studies at Kent State Trumbull.

Complete this minor at Trumbull CJS Minor at Kent State Trumbull

Students can complete the criminology and justice studies minor in its entirety at Kent State Trumbull.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities related to criminology and justice studies interests and credentials include positions in criminal and regulatory law enforcement affiliated with a wide variety of municipal/city, county, state, regional and national agencies; correctional positions, including guards, counselors, probation and parole officers and supervisors; homeland security; courthouse security; park/forest rangers; private security services, including for businesses, transportation systems, hospitals and campuses; juvenile detention, counseling and supervision; investigative and criminal history research positions for courts or private businesses; victim services and victim advocacy. 

In combination with relevant graduate degrees, students may also qualify for professional positions in legal practice; teaching; policy research including applied statistics and crime mapping; social work, clinical psychology, counseling or therapy; and forensics expert or technician (with cross-training in fields such as psychology, biology, chemistry, physics, anthropology, accounting, computer science or linguistics).