The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program examines the historical development of criminal justice and its evolution into modern legal systems. Through interactive classes and practical seminars, students analyze how different forms of criminal justice affect individuals and society. All students complete a required internship, drawing on GW’s unique proximity to a wide array of advocacy organizations, government agencies and think tanks.
As the department’s most popular major, the BA in Criminal Justice brings together a diverse group of students with varying interests. Many pair the major with minors or combined majors in political science, history and psychology, or use it as a foundation to pursue advanced criminology degrees or law.