CJC Students

Several opportunities and activities are available to students of criminal justice and criminology.

Departmental Honors

Our departmental honors program is designed to recognize students who exhibit an outstanding level of academic achievement in their Criminal Justice and Criminology studies. You may apply during your sophomore year for departmental honors to be recognized for your academic achievements. See the requirements.

Career Fair

Held each Spring, the annual Criminal Justice Career Day mutually benefits students and organizations by connecting CJC students with local, state, federal, and private-sector criminal justice agencies. Students and organizations can learn more here.

Student Organizations

Alpha Phi Sigma

The Alpha Phi Sigma national criminal justice honor society recognizes academic excellence in students. The organization provides members social, educational, organizational, and professional development services, among other benefits. Learn more.

Multicultural Alliance in Criminal Justice

The Multicultural Alliance in Criminal Justice (MACJ) promotes the identity and unity of multicultural students, providing a professional setting for networking, community service, and broadening the scope of minorities in the criminal justice field. Learn more.

Professional Development

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology sponsors an annual series of professional development seminars. The series features professionals with expertise in the criminal justice field and gives students information on some of the latest developments in the field of criminal justice and criminology.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program

Attorneys from the faculty of the Ball State Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology are pleased to present a three hour continuing legal education program dedicated to attorneys practicing criminal law and students interested in specific legal issues relevant to criminal justice. Faculty Ron Henderson, Brandon Murphy and Amy Beckett will present for an hour each. For more information, please contact Mr. Brandon Murphy.

Study Abroad

Our Rinker Center for International Programs offers many options for studying abroad, from class trips led by professors to independent exchanges at foreign universities. These programs are open to all students, and they vary in length, location, and cost. Learn more.