Criminal Justice



How is the threat of terrorism affecting city life? Should drug abusers be rehabilitated in prison or drug treatment programs? What punishments are “cruel and unusual”? These are just a few of the questions you’ll confront as a student in criminal justice. You’ll also study the law backward and forward, learn how the judicial system works, and learn the ins and outs of police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

Criminal justice is an interdisciplinary major, so get ready to study everything: law, psychology, sociology, public administration, and more.

Leaders Who Majored in Criminal Justice

Mariel Branagan

Deputy Program Manager,

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)

Phan Ngo


Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety

Zenaida Aguirre


Bluestone Lane

Vanessa Rivera


Chicago Police Department

Cecilia Chavez


Silicon Valley De-Bug

Nina Panugaling

Assistant Paralegal,

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP