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The criminal justice program offers a broad, biblically integrated education in law, criminal justice, political science, sociology, psychology, ethics, and public sector administration. It prepares students for careers in several fields including juvenile and adult services; prison, probation, parole, and community supervision service; and law enforcement at all levels of government. Every criminal justice major will intern with at least one criminal justice agency to gain experience in the field. Internships increase knowledge of the profession, help students perform better in the classroom, and affirm career paths.
The major requirements consist of 128 semester hours, including 65 hours of core requirements, 9-17 hours of electives, and 46-54 general education requirements. More information, including a suggested 4-year plan, is available in the online catalog.
This is an undergraduate interdisciplinary degree program with an emphasis on advanced (upper-level) coursework and substantial laboratory work in the sciences. Students completing this program will also earn a minor in criminal justice and participate in an internship in a state crime laboratory their junior and senior years. This program is provided in partnership with the science and mathematics department. For requirements and other information see the online catalog.