Concentration in International Justice and Security
The concentration in international justice and security is designed to attract a new type of student, namely one with interests in serving in federal security agencies including the State Department. The program has several distinct features: a minimum of two semesters in a foreign language of choice, and specialized criminal justice, fire science and open electives. Finally, students are required to complete a study-abroad experience in their language country, taking electives of their choosing to equal a minimum of nine credits. Such experiences in total provide a superior undergraduate education to those anticipating a federal career track or as preparation for a strong graduate program. In support of the concentration, the Criminal Justice faculty has established a Federal Agent Advisory Board, composed of active and retired federal agents who provide counsel on curriculum and student career mentoring.
Students earning the B.S. degree in criminal justice with a concentration in international justice and security must complete the University Core Curriculum (40 credits), the common courses for criminal justice majors listed above (33 credits), and the following specified concentration courses (18 credits), a study-abroad experience of at least nine credits, and 21 elective credits.