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What makes our program unique?

The criminal justice program is unique in that it has a broad spectrum of expertise and real-life work experience from the faculty. The academic offerings are designed to encompass current events and real situations – giving students a more accurate assessment of the current world. Civic engagement, restorative justice, ethics and the ability for criminal justice students to work in the real world are strongly emphasized.

Learning Objectives

In the criminal justice program, students will:

  1. Advocate for crime victims.
  2. Investigate crimes.
  3. Identify processes and expectations of related fields.
  4. Assist juveniles in the juvenile justice system.
  5. Conduct social science research.
  6. Evaluate ethical social issues.
  7. Apply constitutional and criminal law in the justice system.
  8. Identify Social and Restorative Justice applications in real world applications.
  9. Evaluate current and upcoming criminal justice techniques and methods.

Career Preparation

Students may enter careers in law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, or private security, as well as pursue graduate studies in criminal justice, sociology, law and other human service disciplines.

Potential Career Opportunities Include:
  • Police
  • Law
  • Probation & Parole
  • Justice Administration
  • Government
  • Youth Worker
  • Law Enforcement
  • Security
  • Corrections
  • Social Work
  • Human Services
  • Victim Services and Advocate
  • Game Warden
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Property & Evidence Administration
  • Local, State, and federal positions
  • Forensic Investigations
  • Court and Non-Profit Administrative positions
  • Special Jurisdiction (FBI, ATF, CIA, etc.)


Associates of Science in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership: Criminal Justice


Criminal justice with concentrations in: law enforcement, corrections, forensic investigation, and natural resource management


Criminal Justice is available as a minor in conjunction with any major

Student Story

“I wanted to go into law enforcement because I really wanted to help people. I love the feeling that I get…when you can go out into the community and really make a difference in a person’s life.”
-Officer Cara Guderian, 2016.




Gail Belfert
Bryan Slavik