Department Overview

The Department of Criminal Justice serves students interested in careers in the criminal justice field, as well as in continuing their education at the graduate level. The department also provides service and research support to criminal justice agencies in the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

As a criminal justice major, you will receive an interdisciplinary liberal arts education that will allow you to develop skills in problem solving, communication and writing, computing, and a foreign language. You will have opportunities to participate in internships and to engage in independent research projects with professors, who are leaders and professionals in the field. Perhaps most importantly, you will have the chance to develop a greater sense of self, a tolerance toward others, and the ability to work in diverse cultures.

Our students founded their own criminal justice student organization as well as an honor society, which created a scholarship to benefit criminal justice students in need of financial support.

Our department is committed to supporting diversity and to providing an inclusive learning environment for all students, and we are proud to be among the first departments on campus to offer a fully online four-year degree program.

The Criminal Justice program offers you:

  • a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice,
  • courses in forensic science, criminology, ethics and law, research methods, corrections and criminal justice technology,
  • numerous opportunities to build leadership, communication, and collaborative skills,
  • practical community-based internships that let you apply your theoretical knowledge and practice your technical skills, and
  • dedicated faculty who are leading professionals in their field.

Contact Us

Department of Criminal Justice

Hyde Hall 334

Phone: (603) 535-2233
Email: dboynton@plymouth.edu
(Dawn Boynton, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: (603) 535-2943

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC 59
Plymouth, NH 03264

Our Students

Penina Wallace

Penina Wallace
“Each professor brings something new, different, and exciting to the table. I’m getting an education that goes beyond textbooks and lectures; I have the opportunity to thrive and learn, as a student and as a peer.”
~ Penina Wallace