This major is intended for students who wish to have a working knowledge of the American criminal justice system, an understanding of the causes of criminal behavior, and a knowledge of the philosophical and moral underpinnings of the American criminal justice system.
What will I study?
In addition to studying theories of the causes of criminal behavior and the basic features of the criminal justice system, students will learn to identify, analyze, and critically reflect on the philosophical implications of different theories of criminal behavior and of the criminal justice system.
Students who adopt this major are required to write a senior thesis that draws on their understanding of both disciplines.
What Kind of Job Can I Get?
This majors prepares you for a wide variety of careers –the practice of law, Assistant to Clerk of the Court, Paralegal, graduate school in Criminology, law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole officer
(Criminology) Dr. Kim McCabe, 434.544.8129 or
(Philosophy) Dr. Thomas C. Brickhouse, Chair, Department of Philosophy, 434.544.8284 or