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Criminology & Justice Studies

Criminology and Justice Studies at Kent State Stark

The criminology and justice studies curriculum integrates knowledge and skills acquired in disciplines such as sociology, psychology and political science with a range of justice subjects including crime and delinquency, law enforcement, courts, corrections and law. The program provides an opportunity to understand the foundations and problems of the contemporary criminal and juvenile justice processes and suggests approaches to the solution of these problems. The program prepares its graduates for professional roles in the varied fields of criminal and juvenile justice and for graduate study or law school.

  Criminology & Justice Studies
  Stark Campus Concentrations

Students can complete all requirements for the B.A. in criminology and justice studies in the following concentrations at Kent State Stark:

Other Concentrations - Finish at the Kent Campus


  Criminology & Justice Studies Minor
  at Kent State Stark

Students can complete the Criminology & Justice Studies minor in its entirety at Kent State Stark.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities related to Justice Studies interests and credentials include positions in criminal and regulatory law enforcement affiliated with a wide variety of municipal/city, county, state, regional and national agencies; correctional positions including guards, counselors, probation and parole officers, and supervisors; homeland security; courthouse security; park/forest rangers; private security services, including for businesses, transportation systems, hospitals and campuses; juvenile detention, counseling and supervision; investigative and criminal history research positions for courts or private businesses; victim services and victim advocacy. 

In combination with relevant graduate degrees, students may also qualify for professional positions in legal practice; teaching; policy research including applied statistics and crime mapping; social work, clinical psychology, counseling, or therapy; and forensics expert or technician (with cross-training in fields such as psychology, biology, chemistry, physics, anthropology, economics, computer science, linguistics, or others).