This area of study focuses on the root causes and implications of crime in societies, the preventive strategies that could control such social behavior, and approaches the study of crime from an evidence-based and Catholic social justice perspective.

To fulfill the requirements for the major, students must complete 36 credit hours, of which six are core course requirements, to satisfy the major. The department offers an active internship program and encourages all majors to enroll in at least one internship course while in good academic standing at the university. Students may take up to six internship credits.