Many students use the criminal justice program as a stepping stone to executive positions in police administration, probation, parole, counseling, juvenile crime, drug rehabilitation and various governmental agency positions at the local, state and federal level. Pre-law students enroll to augment their knowledge of criminal justice before beginning law school. The criminal justice program is tailored to prepare students for a professional career or continued education.
The education received in the criminal justice program allows students to connect the practical world of criminal justice with the concepts learned in the classroom. Many of the lecturers are highly regarded professionals in the field, allowing expertise to be conveyed through an unrestricted teaching format. The criminal justice faculty at the School of Public Affairs have years of research and experience specifically in criminology and criminal justice, allowing the classroom to be exciting, engaging, and thoughtful. There are several different options for the criminal justice degree, including online, classroom, and hybrid options for undergraduate and graduate studies.