Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice
Preparing NAU students to be practitioners, advocates, and defenders of social justice
At Northern Arizona University, our Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice graduates use their knowledge of criminology and justice to pursue meaningful and rewarding careers with integrity. Our CCJ graduates are critically informed citizens, who value diversity and social justice, and use this knowledge to advance the cause of justice.
Spotlight: CCJ internship program
Our internship program provides direct contact with leading scholars and respected practitioners of justice. CCJ students obtain career and academic mentoring that facilitates connections between their classroom learning and real world experience.
Explore our degrees
The undergraduate degree programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) combine foundational knowledge of criminal justice with a critical understanding of its institutions, processes, and operations. CCJ students learn how social forces influence lawmaking, approaches to criminal justice, perceptions and experiences of justice; and how, in turn, criminal justice trends influence society.