Criminal Justice

The mission of the Criminal Justice major is to graduate individuals who are: 

  1. Prepared to enter occupations or graduate study in the field with strong liberal arts skills (acquire information from a variety of sources; communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral formats; understand and work effectively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds; and think critically and make informed decisions).
  2. Competent in the theories, models, and methods of investigation in criminology, and in the fields and practices within criminal justice.
  3. Who carry into their professional work the university outcomes of Christlike character, academic excellence, social responsiveness, and creative engagement. 

Graduates with a degree in Criminal Justice have gone on to careers in the following fields:

  • Law School
  • Adult Probation/Parole
  • Police Agencies
  • Institutional Corrections
  • State Law Enforcement
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • Community Based Corrections
  • Juvenile Probation/Parole/Corrections

Potential Career Paths

  • Law Enforcement
  • Attorney
  • Prosecuting Attorney's Assistant
  • Private Investigators
  • Intelligence Officer