Criminal Justice

Study criminal justice and human behavior

Mercer University’s Criminal Justice major is designed to widen your perspective on legal and social issues. The major is offered through the Sociology department, with criminal justice courses taught in conjunction with other departments including:

  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Africana Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religion

Launch a successful career

We place a strong emphasis on providing a well-rounded, liberal arts approach to our Criminal Justice major’s curriculum. You will explore criminology with a social sciences emphasis, learning the tools and skills for a successful career in criminal justice. Our graduates pursue careers in fields such as:

  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Law
  • Law enforcement
  • Public affairs
  • Research

Learn more about our Criminal Justice major

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Meet Our Professors

Faculty and staff from a range of departments, including Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Africana Studies, Philosophy, and Religion, will guide you toward a Criminal Justice degree.