The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice was established in 1969 and graduated its first doctoral students in 1978/79. The Department has grown to be one of the most popular majors on campus, with the #1 ranked doctoral program in the United States (U.S. News and World Report, 2005, 2010, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022). No longer physically confined to the College Park Campus, CCJS also has an undergraduate program in Shady Grove.

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