The objective of the Criminal Justice major is to provide students with an overall perspective of local, state, and national law enforcement and criminal justice systems. The program emphasizes the sociological underpinnings of the field of criminal justice. An emphasis is placed on the helping nature of these professions and students become familiar with the appropriate roles and responsibilities of the criminal justice professional.
Concentrations Available to Criminal Justice Majors:
Students will learn to:
Students may enter careers in law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, or private security, as well as graduate studies in criminal justice, sociology, law and other human service disciplines.
Potential Career Opportunities Include:
“I wanted to go into law enforcement because I really wanted to help people,” said Guderian. “I love the feeling that I get when I…when you can go out into the community and really make a difference in a person’s life.” -Officer Cara Gudarian, 2016 CJ Graduate
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