Why Criminal Justice?
- 1Violent crime, economic and corporate crime, prison overcrowding, juvenile delinquency, national security, and street gangs are just some of the criminal justice issues in the United States today.
- 2The scope of Criminal Justice studies is broad, covering the arrest, detention, and rehabilitation of criminals, as well as the administration of criminal justice agencies.
- 3A degree in Criminal Justice is an excellent complement to otherfields of study, such as psychology, sociology, social work, counseling, and law.
Careers in Criminal Justice
- Court Reporter
- Detective or Private Investigator
- Police Officer
- Social Worker
Alumni Graduate Schools
- St. Louis University
- Indiana State University
- Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Why Study Criminal Justice at Saint Joseph’s College?
In order to ensure that our Criminal Justice students are prepared to enter the workforce or pursue graduate studies after earning their four-year degree, the Department of Sociology places equal emphasis on studying Criminal Justice in the private sector (cybercrime and private security) and in the community (city and state law enforcement). The department offers classes that cover a copious amount of topics, including juvenile justice, corrections, criminal law, criminology, crime prevention, constitutional law, law and society, and more. Criminal Justice students can also take forensic science classes through the Department of Biology that count toward their degree.
SJC's Criminal Justice majors and minors are exposed to a variety of field trips and out-of-classroom experiences. The faculty encourage all of their students to participate in internships in such fields as law enforcement, corrections, and juvenile justice. Students are also urged to attend academic conferences and workshops.
Dedication to Excellence
The Criminal Justice curriculum provides students with a well-rounded education by viewing the study of Criminal Justice in two ways: 1) as scientific in nature and 2) including human interaction and societal reaction.
Faculty and Class Size
In addition to our faculty’s practical experience, all of our Criminal Justice faculty members hold doctorates in their fields of expertise. Class sizes range between 10 and 25 students.