The College of Public and International Affairs B.A. in Criminal Justice and Human Security degree allows students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice to develop expertise in the international dimensions of public safety. Students in the degree may choose from one of three areas of concentration:

  • Human Security
  • Comparative Justice
  • Criminology

The degree requires two years of college-level study of a foreign language or demonstrated working competency in a foreign language. In addition to Spanish and French, students have the option of choosing from Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian.

Interested students also have the option of earning a Masters degree in Business Administration or in Global Development and Peace by completing a fifth year of study beyond the normal years.

UB Criminal Justice track students are also encouraged to take courses in Martial Arts.

Internships with law enforcement agencies are also available.

Purpose and Objectives

The B.A. in Criminal Justice & Human Security has the following objectives:

  • To introduce the essential elements of criminal justice and provide the academic preparation needed for careers related to criminal justice, crime prevention, and law enforcement in an increasingly global society.
  • To introduce the concept of Human Security, its emergence and implication, and to explore its impact on domestic and international security.
  • To develop a cadre of security professionals who demonstrate the language skills and intercultural understanding required for effective law enforcement in today’s globalized society.
  • To explore the role played in criminal behavior by socioeconomic inequities and societal injustice, resulting from domestic and non-domestic events.
  • To explore implications of non-state actors for international crime and justice, in such areas as norm creation, deviance, terrorism, and crime prevention.
  • To identify the role played by religious, ideological, and cultural views; ethnic and tribal identities; and inequality of power and privilege in rationalizing criminal behavior.
  • To develop an integrated Criminal Justice and Human Security program that draws upon existing programs in sociology, political economy, martial arts studies, mass communication, and world religions.
  • To prepare students for admission to graduate study in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security programs and for careers in domestic and international security
  • To prepare students with the analytical and research skills necessary for a career or further education in the fields of Criminal Justice and Human Security.

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Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Game On! Coffee Hour @ Great Room | Bridgeport | Connecticut | United States

Join us for an afternoon of gaming, and enjoy a free lunch and coffee! Take a break to challenge your friends to one of many popular American board or quiz games that will be offered for play at the event. A discussion about problem gambling and risky behaviors, together with available campus and off-campus resources for students and staff, will also be provided during the Coffee Hour.

Graduate Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
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Faculty Research Day @ Schelfhaudt Gallery and Littlefield Recital Hall
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join members of the UB community for 2017 UB Faculty Research Day!

Attend this premiere academic event to learn about the diverse array of research undertaken by faculty and assisted by students. Poster presentations will begin the day, followed by a keynote address, “Beyond the Scholarship of Discovery–Opportunities for Academic Research,” delivered by featured speaker Donald H. Sebastian, Ph.D. Further discussion and awards will round out the afternoon.

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9 – 11:15 a.m. Schelfhaudt Gallery Coffee and Poster Presentations
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An Evening of Theater @ Mertens Theater
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by University of Bridgeport’s Music & Performing Arts Program

Join us for the first University mainstage theater presentation since 1991!

The evening’s presentation will consist of a group of scenes and excerpts, and a short play, Judgment Call by Fred Stoppel, which explores how umpires look at spring training. Other excerpts include brief selections from the works of playwrights Michael McKeever, David Mamet, David Ives and William Seebring.

The cast includes Pedro Ramos, a senior majoring in International Political Economy and Diplomacy; Sung Woo Moraes and Christian Peterson, seniors in Mass Communication; Isaiah Wilson, senior, and Da’Von Lampley, junior, Music; Phebe Cormier, freshman; and Derve Jean, junior, English; Colleen Volpe, junior, Psychology; Atef Abaza, sophomore, Business Administration; Albert Thien, graduate student, Global Media & Communication; Gaelle Vincent, freshman, School of Arts & Sciences; and David Gant, graduate student in Counseling.

The evening is directed by Kate Katcher, Adjunct Professor of Theater, with technical direction by Ian McDonald, Adjunct Professor of Technical Theater. Jacquelyn Sadowsky, a December graduate of the Music program, is the stage manager.

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