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Welcome to the Department of Criminal Justice

With about 375 students, Criminal Justice is the second largest major in The Citadel’s 2,200 undergraduate student body. We offer a BA in Criminal Justice that combines relevant knowledge in the field with the distinctive Citadel educational experience.

For students needing advanced analytical skills, Criminal Justice offers an MA in Social Science and graduate certificates in Homeland Security and Intelligence Analysis. For working students, the Citadel Evening Undergraduate (2+2) program in conjunction with eleven South Carolina Technical Colleges offer a BA in criminal justice.

Core teaching faculty in the Criminal Justice Department hold PhDs, specialize in a variety of relevant areas within the field of criminal justice, and are active scholars. The department has an extended set of practitioner teachers who provide real world experience for students.  

Student clubs, travel opportunities, access to guest speakers and conferences, and the unique Citadel atmosphere create the right educational environment to produce well-rounded, principled leaders at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  

Please take a moment to browse our department's website to learn more about our dynamic faculty, our engaging curriculum, and our incredible students.  Or, click here to browse our department's facebook page.