Criminal Justice Department

Criminal justice is a fast-growing field of study. Changes in today's world have led to an increased demand for high-quality graduates. We are prepared to provide you with the academic tools necessary for either a successful criminal justice career or the pursuit of a graduate degree.

Our program emphasizes a liberal arts foundation enhanced by the study of a variety of legal aspects of the criminal justice system coupled with Christian ethics. Through an integration of the legal aspects of the criminal justice system and biblical knowledge and values, students will be well equipped to render exceptional service in any area of criminal justice.

Professional opportunities may be found in the areas of law enforcement, investigation, prosecution, criminal defense, protective services, advocacy, probation and parole, human services, research, and more. Courses are designed to explore these diverse areas, giving you a greater knowledge of each.

Our internship program will provide you with a valuable experience by giving you the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge to real-world situations. Internships are available with law enforcement, prosecution, defense, judicial, corrections as well as other criminal justice agencies. Internships are encouraged in the program as the capstone of your education.

For more about the criminal justice program, please see the contact information listed below.

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