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Several opportunities and activities are available to students of criminal justice and criminology.

Departmental Honors

You may apply your sophomore year for departmental honors, which recognizes the academic achievements of our top students. See the requirements.

Career Fair

Held each Spring, the annual Career Fair lets you network with local, state, federal, and private-sector criminal justice agencies. Learn more.

Student Organizations

Alpha Phi Sigma

The Alpha Phi Sigma national criminal justice honor society recognizes academic excellence in students. The organization provides members social, educational, organizational, and professional development services, among other benefits. Learn more.

Multicultural Alliance in Criminal Justice

The Multicultural Alliance in Criminal Justice (MACJ) promotes the identity and unity of multicultural students, providing a professional setting for networking, community service, and broadening the scope of minorities in the criminal justice field. Learn more.

Professional Development

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology sponsors an annual series of professional development seminars. The series features professionals with expertise in the criminal justice field and gives students information on some of the latest developments in the field of criminal justice and criminology.


Study Abroad

Our Rinker Center for International Programs offers many options for studying abroad, from class trips led by professors to independent exchanges at foreign universities. These programs are open to all students, and they vary in length, location, and cost. Learn more.