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Criminal Justice Department

Equipping Students for Work in Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice has approximately 650 students and is one of the largest programs in the nation devoted to criminal justice education.

The Department offers both undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.C.J.) degrees in Criminal Justice.  This degree is also an excellent Pre-Law major.  

The Criminal Justice curriculum contains a broad range of courses including Police Science, Social Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Law designed to equip students for work in the field of criminal justice.  The Department's wide range of academic courses are intended to achieve the following major objectives:

  • Provide students with an academic, ethical, and legal foundation for employment opportunities within the criminal justice field.

  • Foster the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):

      > good communication skills (written and oral)
      > improved critical thinking (problem solving and reflective judgment)
      > sharpen moral reasoning
      > deepen the appreciation and complexity of living in a more global society

Contact us for more information:
dburriskitchen@tnstate.edu

(615) 963-5571

Campus Location:
Department of Criminal Justice
Crouch Hall (a.k.a. Graduate Building), 3rd floor