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- Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
- Minor in Criminal Justice
Overview: The Criminal Justice program is designed to provide a basic academic orientation to corrections, law enforcement and the judiciary, as well as to provide practical guidelines and experience in the criminal justice system. In addition, many students use this as a pre-law major.
Curriculum: The Criminal Justice curriculum covers topics including law enforcement, corrections, legal procedures, theories of crime and criminal justice policy. In addition, there is a broad array of topics included as electives so students can tailor the major to their individual needs and interests.
In the Criminal Justice fieldwork practicum, you will be placed at a criminal justice agency. In many cases, you will be able to deal directly with clients, such as those in pretrial release programs, the juvenile justice system and adult probation and parole.
Faculty: The faculty in the department of Sociology and Criminal Justice come from a wide array of interests and backgrounds, providing students with a well-rounded education.
Careers: As a graduate, you will be prepared to seek employment in a variety of positions within the criminal justice system. Graduates are employed as probation and parole officers, law enforcement officers, correctional counselors and officers, prosecutors, investigators and lawyers.
Internships: A wide range of agencies and organizations participate in the Criminal Justice fieldwork practicum. Agencies include working with juveniles and adults in correctional, court and law enforcement settings at the federal, state and local level in both public and private agencies. The department has practicum sites within the Midtown community, the city and county of St. Louis and beyond.