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.