The primary mission of the ETSU Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology is to create and to disseminate that body of knowledge generally defined within the scope of criminology, which includes the study of the breaking of laws, the making of laws, and the social and political reaction to the breaking of laws.
In conjunction with the goals of East Tennessee State University and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department offers three programs that encompass a philosophy of liberal arts education grounded in social science methodologies. The two undergraduate programs facilitate mastery of basic academic competencies and provide a basic level of expertise in the field of criminal justice and criminology. The two undergraduate programs are: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Social & Behavioral Science.
The graduate degree, a Master of Arts, promotes a critical examination of crime, offenders, and the criminal justice system while enhancing analytical and communication skills. The online graduate certificate in Forensic Document Examination was recently approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents.
Criminal Justice Society on tour of the "Body Farm" with Dr. William Bass April 14, 2006
The Department is located in 201 Rogers Stout Hall on the Johnson City Campus of East Tennessee State University. For information not found on this website call (423) 439-5346, or send a fax to (423) 439-4660. For a Google Maps to Rogers Stout Hall, click here.
2013 Honor's Day
Outstanding Graduate Students
Ford Mccurry, Dr. John Whitehead, George Ford
Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Dr. John Whitehead, Travis Hill