Academic Programs


Welcome to the website of the Department of Criminal Justice in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. I am delighted that you are interested in our department, and are considering Criminal Justice as a major. I believe that you would find Criminal Justice a unique major which offers a great opportunity to make a difference in society and the lives of individuals.

You will be impressed by our faculty who possess balanced expertise in theory and practice in Criminal Justice. More importantly, our faculty are highly approachable and work closely with students in and outside the classroom to assist them in reaching academic and career goals.

In fact, our students have been consistently ranked at top tier in national Criminal Justice tests and competitions. Many of our students are members of the high standard National Criminal Justice Honor Society, and the American Criminal Justice Association. With the help of our faculty, students can fully explore a variety of career opportunities and benefit from internship and other professional development programs.

Please browse our entire website to get a feel for our department and its faculty, curriculum and scholarship opportunities. You are welcome to contact us or visit us for further information about the Criminal Justice program at IU South Bend.

We look forward to hearing from you. If I can personally be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Qiang Xu
Department Chair

By phone: 574-520-4592 or by email:

Department Chair Dr. Qiang Xu