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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice



Criminology & Criminal Justice
Holmstedt Hall 210
620 Chestnut St
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET

ISU Criminology & Criminal Justice:

The public's growing concern about crime makes criminology and criminal justice two of the most dynamic and fastest growing fields of study in the nation. Indiana State University's Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice is at the forefront of this expansion. Offering you a four-year degree program and a master's degree, our goal is to offer you professional preparation in the areas of corrections, law enforcement, security, and crime and delinquency prevention programs. What makes our program outstanding are special features including:

  • State-wide contacts and education programs with law enforcement personnel

  • Modern forensic laboratory which offers the opportunity for hands-on investigations

  • A faculty with experience in the field

  • Internships to provide practical experience

Indiana State University is ideally situated for providing a wide range of truly outstanding internship placements. Within the immediate vicinity of Terre Haute are situated a U.S. Penitentiary, a juvenile detention center, an adult probation office, a state parole office, a city police department, a sheriff's department, and a state police post. If a student is willing to drive up to 70 miles, it is possible for him or her to serve an internship at the local, county, state, or federal levels of both law enforcement and correctional agencies. The Department maintains close and friendly relations with all of these facilities, which greatly enhances the learning opportunities.


Faculty offices are all located on the second floor of Holmstedt Hall and are convenient for students needing faculty advisement or other assistance. Most classrooms are located in Holmstedt Hall and all others are situated in nearby buildings. The Indiana State Library is conveniently located and contains an excellent collection of general and specialized reference books, microfilms, journals, periodicals, and newspapers. In addition, the library belongs to state and regional networks which provide access to library materials within a larger area. The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice also maintains and posts current information on employment opportunities for interested students.

ISU Criminology & Criminal Justice Programs:

  • Criminology & Criminal Justice Major
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice Minor
  • Graduate Programs, Criminology & Criminal Justice Master's Degree