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Academic Programs

Courses in the Criminology & Criminal Justice Department fall into several major clusters: criminological theory, research methods, corrections, law enforcement, security, criminal law, and internship. Within most areas there is a broad choice of courses. Students are encouraged to select courses which provide a general appreciation of the field of criminology and an in depth knowledge of areas which are most relevant to their career objectives.

The Criminology & Criminal Justice Department at Indiana State University offers three degree programs: (1) Certificate program in one of several specific areas of criminal justice; (2) Bachelor of Science degree program which requires 39 semester credits of criminology out of a total of 120 semester credits; and (3) Master of Arts and Master of Science degree programs which require 27 credits and 30 credits respectively plus 6 semester credits of coursework outside the Department. The Department also offers an 18-hour minor.

Along with the coursework in the major area, the student will take the General Education courses needed for graduation. Students are also encouraged to select a minor or second major in another department which compliments the criminology and criminal justice major and relates to the student's particular interests.

Distance Education

Distance Education Students Residing outside of Indiana:

Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering distance education. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU distance education programs may not be available in all states.

For students who are not able to pursue the traditional path to an undergraduate or graduate degree, this program will allow for completion of a degree from one's own location.

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School of Criminology and Security Studies


School of Criminology and Security Studies
Holmstedt Hall 210
620 Chestnut St
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Phone: 812.237.2192
Fax: 812-237-2407
Google Map: Holmstedt Hall (HH)