College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Criminal Justice

The mission of the Department of Criminal Justice is to educate students about criminology and the criminal justice system in preparation for advanced study and careers in government and the private sector. The program has accomplished and talented instructors in law enforcement, criminal justice, cybersecurity technology, and forensic science-crime scene investigation.

The department also provides extra-curricular outlets to its students, such as the E.A. Ralston Criminal Justice Society, Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society, Mock Trial Team, and Aggie Sleuths, where students simulate real-life activities as crime scene investigators, attorneys, and computer forensic investigators. Our students engage in internships and participate in research and other scholarly activities.

Contact or visit us to learn more about what the Department of Criminal Justice can make possible for you.

Dr. Carla D. Coates
Department Chair / Associate Professor