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About the Criminal Justice Program

The Criminal Justice Program at Carroll University is rooted in the Sociology Program and the Department of Communication and Sociology. It has a strong liberal arts and social justice tradition that encourages students to tackle current issues of the system. It prepares students to become critical thinkers who understand the complex processes of the criminal justice system, criminal behaviors and the social world.

The Criminal Justice Program offers a major and minor that prepares students for various career paths and graduate education. The program has longstanding relationships with various agencies for student internships and network building. Students have been successful with field work in organizations such as HITDA, Safe and Sound, community corrections, rehabilitation services, probation and parole, state and city law enforcement, juvenile programs, and public and private attorney offices.

The Criminal Justice Program builds an interdisciplinary college career. Many students have time to double major or double minor with their criminal justice degree, building a strong foundation in their four years at Carroll. Great options to explore are psychology, forensic science, professional writing, communication and organizational leadership.

Professors believe in the success of each student through personalized professor interaction. Students have the ability to engage in independent research to hone in on specialized learning objectives and to explore topics not covered in the traditional coursework.

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