Undergraduate Programs

Are you interested in a career in law enforcement, law, or homeland security? Does corrections work interest you? Thinking of graduate school? Do you want to make a difference in the administration of justice? These occupations are growing fast, but competition for the best positions can be keen. A college degree will improve your chances of landing a good job, and a George Mason bachelor of science in criminology, law and society is designed to prepare you for these career options.

You will learn how justice is administered. You will assess the strengths and weaknesses of different ways of seeking justice-in the United States and internationally. You will learn about the impact of different justice systems on people's lives. And you will develop essential skills needed to be competitive in today's job market: analytical thinking, research, writing, information technology, and public speaking.

CLS student have opportunities to conduct original research with award-winning faculty, pursue internships at top-level organizations for academic credit, declare a concentration in the major or add a minor and much more!  All these put together prepares our alumni to hit the ground running upon graduation and make a difference in the field.