Where Can This Degree Take Me?
Within a Christ-centered liberal arts curriculum, the mission of the Criminal Justice program is to provide students with a strong foundation in the studies of criminology, including criminal law, legal systems, corrections, and policing. This program will prepare students to enter advanced programs in legal studies and law enforcement and for allied careers in the criminal justice field. The Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of career choices in the areas of law enforcement, cyber-crime, paralegal, and postgraduate work.
What can I do after completing the Criminal Justice Program?
We use a variety of approaches to provide students with the practical and theoretical framework they need, including labs, field trips, and internships. Some careers, such as law enforcement, require additional training and education. Trinity Criminal Justice graduates will be prepared for this next level of training. Possible career paths include:
- Private investigator
- FBI agent
- Law enforcement
- DEA agent
- Juvenile and adult corrections
- Secret services agent
- U.S. Marshal
- Immigration and customs enforcement
- Fish and game warden
Can My Military Experience Give Me an Advantage?
For most Criminal Justice careers, military personnel may be prioritized for hire. As a veteran, equipping yourself with a Criminal Justice Degree can make you the best candidate you can be for a career in Criminal Justice. A veteran’s commitment, discipline, and training, experience with stressful and intense circumstances, loyalty to serving our country on many levels, are core qualities in Criminal Justice.
What Will I Study?
In addition to the core required courses across all majors, students pursuing a Criminal Justice degree will focus on the following areas: