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The Bachelor of Science degree program in Criminal Justice offers students a broad education with a curriculum designed to prepare them for a wide range of careers in criminal justice, to provide continuing education for those already employed in criminal justice, and to offer a strong academic foundation for graduate school.

RIT's approach to the study of criminal justice combines theoretical perspectives with practical experience. As students study in the areas of crime, crime analysis, criminal behavior, social control mechanisms, administration, planning, and management, the emphasis is on problem solving techniques based on the rapidly growing body of research in the field, as well as students' own guided research.

The program is unique in its broad core curriculum, the scope of professional course offerings, and on intensive field experience, where students blend knowledge gained in both required and elective courses with a career-oriented internship.