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Department of Criminal Justice

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The mission of the Department of Criminal Justice is to offer high quality education to those seeking employment with local and national criminal justice agencies. Given the comprehensive orientation of the University, our educational focus is to prepare students to be fully informed participants at all levels of the justice field. In order to provide the highest quality education, faculty actively participate in scholarship. Faculty also provide service to justice entities, the community, and the profession.

The Department of Criminal Justice at Boise State University is one of ten departments in the College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs. We have approximately 800 undergraduate majors in our Associate’s, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degree programs. Another 35 students comprise our Master of Arts program, Idaho’s premier program in Criminal Justice.

We offer courses at our main campus located in the heart of downtown Boise, as well as a variety of classes at our campuses in Twin Falls, Meridian Center, and at Gowen Field. In addition to offering courses during the day, we offer convenient evening and weekend formats for many of our courses.

With Boise State’s AfterWork program, you can earn your Criminal Justice undergraduate degree entirely in the evenings, on weekends, and on the Internet!

Jeremy Ball, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Criminal Justice

Announcing the Victim Services Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Victim Services is offered solely through eCampus and is designed to provide a foundation in research and theory in substantive areas of victimization and victim services and focused scholarship on issues of importance to the field. All courses are required and to be taken sequentially. Courses are offered in 8 week blocks with the goal of one year for certificate completion. Read the Press Release.

College News

  • Aug 29 2014

    John Freemuth

    John Freemuth, professor of public policy and administration, will participate in a Sept. 16 panel

  • Aug 28 2014

    David Adler

    A column written by David Adler, director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy and the

  • Aug 27 2014

    Justin Vaughn

    Justin Vaughn, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, wrote a Washington Post opinion