Criminal Justice


In the criminal justice degree programs, you’ll take courses that help you understand the theoretical and methodological roots of contemporary criminological inquiry. You’ll also take applied courses in criminal justice.

Careers for Criminal Justice Majors

Law Enforcement



Private Investigation

National Security

Contact Us

For general questions about the Criminal Justice Program, email us at Please make sure to leave your full student name, student ID, and details on how we may assist you. Please note that each professor in the department is available to advise students.

Kerryn Bell, PhD

Department Chair and Professor
Department of Sociology and Justice Studies; Advisor for Last Names Q-Z
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Patterson Hall 311Q

Todd A. Hechtman, PhD

Associate Professor
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Patterson Hall 329A

Dale M. Lindekugel, PhD

Advisor for Last Names A-H
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Patterson Hall 329-C

Lindsey Upton, PhD

Assistant Professor
Advisor for Last Names I-P
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Patterson Hall 329

Alex Davis, PhD

Criminal Justice
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Patterson Hall 329

Lynn Burks-Herres

Secretary Senior
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