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Overview: The B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice program is designed to provide a well-rounded academic orientation to the nature of criminal offending, law enforcement, court administration and corrections. Criminology and criminal justice is a good fit for students interested in legal studies, law enforcement, and those pursuing graduate education or a law degree.
Curriculum: The Criminal Justice curriculum covers topics including contemporary theories of crime, understanding serial killers, corrections, legal procedures, victimology/victimization 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.
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.
Careers in the Field: 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.
About the Faculty: The faculty in the Criminology and Criminal Justice program come from a wide array of interests and backgrounds, providing students with a well-rounded education.