Undergraduate Program

The study of crime, delinquency, and judicial systems is an integral part of the academic curriculum at UNLV.

Undergraduate Curriculum

The Department of Criminal Justice offers a wide variety of courses to satisfy various student needs. A criminal justice major is broadly educated and also provided with courses that directly apply to careers in law enforcement and the justice system.

Students majoring in criminal justice take classes with a particular focus on such topics as the nature and causes of crime and delinquency, the prison system, the courts, the police, the juvenile justice system, and the law.

Also offered are special topics such as terrorism, white-collar crime, jury decision making, and victims of crime. Course offerings are timely, relevant, and focused on how these topics affect Las Vegans and the state of Nevada.

Helpful Links

  • Download the suggested four-year plan for a criminal justice major.

  • Find out the research requirements for students enrolled in CRJ 104.

  • Access a list of courses offered.

  • Find out what the requirements are to major or minor in criminal justice.

  • Learn how you can participate in an independent study.

  • Learn how you can get practical work experience.