Stephen F. Austin State University


The Department of Criminal Justice is designed to prepare the student to become a practitioner in the field of justice administration, which includes, but is not limited to, law enforcement, corrections (probation, prison and parole), legal assistant, court administration and juvenile justice.

The departmental goal is to provide both pre-service and in-service students with an extended knowledge of the institutions and processes of the criminal justice system. It seeks to provide the analytical tools and techniques necessary for deeper insight into those institutions and processes, including the problems of administration and of securing organizational change.

Majors & Minors

The Corrections emphasis prepares the criminal justice major to become a practitioner in institutional corrections, community-based correctional settings or juvenile justice administration.

For more information, contact the Department of Government at or 936.468.3903.