Criminal Justice

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This is an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree with a foundation in social science inquiry. With an emphasis on law and the social sciences, this unique contemporary degree represents the current state-of-the-art setting for studying justice and provides a comprehensive degree. Students develop an understanding of the nature of justice and analyze controversial justice issues through critical inquiry and social science investigation. While primary focus is placed on theories of justice, legal studies, social and economic justice, students may elect a Justice Studies emphasis that will allow them to pursue their interests in law enforcement, corrections, and other legal careers.

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  • Career Options
  • Criminal Justice Faculty
  • Law Enforcement
  • Probation and Parole
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Continue Education in Graduate School

About History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Department

Solving the Real-World Issues of Today and Tomorrow 

Pittsburg State University’s School of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences consists of those specialties that have emerged as so desirable in the 21st century labor force. Students use the tools from GeographyHistoryPhilosophyPolitical ScienceCriminal JusticeSociology and Social Work programs and coursework to examine issues and to find sustainable solutions to complex problems affecting individuals, families, and society. 

The mission of the School of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences programs is to provide high quality instruction to students in ways that emphasize active learning, problem solving, and critical thinking through transformative experiences. Through our efforts, we aim to increase everyone’s awareness of how the ethnic, cultural, and other forms of diversity affect society. We invite you to visit the individual program areas to learn more about each field of study. 

Diversity and Inclusion: We are committed to collaboration, respect, understanding for all students, staff, and faculty. The programs of the School of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences at Pittsburg State University embraces a commitment to diversity as a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.   

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