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College of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Research Learn about the interesting and innovative research being conducted by our faculty.more

  • Graduate Program Explore our highly regarded M.A. program and nationally-ranked Ph.D. program.more

  • Undergraduate Program Consider majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice while at Carolina.more

Criminology and Criminal Justice provides a distinctive education for undergraduate and graduate students through an active program of applied research, program evaluation, and policy analysis. This state-of-the-art program grounded in research methods and criminological theory focuses on the causes of and societal responses to crime and deviant behavior. Accordingly, the department provides its students with a strong foundation in the liberal arts and social sciences and prepares them to address the challenges of crime in society as criminal justice professionals, researchers, and educators.