Crime, Law, and Justice

Hiram’s new Crime, Law, and Justice program spans a spectrum of study, from human rights and democracy to power and public health concerns like the opioid crisis.

This major can be combined with the pre-law or social work concentrations. Current students pair Crime, Law and Justice with:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science

As part of Hiram Connect, the program includes practical study through an internship, research, or study-away experience.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About the Program

Program Summary

Students will take courses analyzing the underpinning issues in law and society, ethics, social inequality, criminology, and American government. Those courses provide the basis for more applied courses such as policing, corrections, and substance abuse.

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Career Paths

  • Social Work 
  • Juvenile Justice 
  • Government/Intelligence 
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Crisis Intervention 
  • FBI 
  • Court Reporting 
  • Victim Assistance

HAYLEE HUFFMAN ’22 | Sociology and Crime, Law and Justice Double Major

“Criminology would have to be my favorite class I have taken thus far. We examined the minds of criminals of different ages and all different backgrounds. Each case is truly unique.”

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Ways to Get involved

We can provide students with the guidance and coursework necessary to help them gain acceptance to law school after graduation. Students can also choose to participate in the 3+3 BA/JD program through our partnerships.


Laci Fiala, Ph.D.

Director of the Eclectic Scholars Honors Program & Associate Professor of Crime, Law, and Justice and Sociology

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