Criminal Justice

 
 
 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

If you are considering a career as a police officer, crime scene or fraud investigator, probation officer, forensic scientist, judge, attorney, or other law-related field, Morningside’s Criminal Justice program will prepare you for your future career.

Degrees

Criminal Justice (B.A.)

Major

Criminal Justice

Minor

A Great Fit For

  • Those interests in legal, law enforcement, forensic, or security settings.
  • ProbIem-solvers who are adaptive and analytical.
  • Those with a passion for public service, justice, and advocacy.
  • People who wish to contribute to the welfare of their community and society through intervention and research.

THE MORNINGSIDE DIFFERENCE

Internship

Internships are available in a variety of environments including courtroom settings, law enforcement agencies, security agencies, local forensics labs, and more.

Travel

You will have the opportunity to travel regionally, nationally, and even internationally for professional conferences, industry field trips, or May Term courses. Travel grants and special scholarship eligibility may be available.

Research & Active Learning

Independent studies and research opportunities are available depending on your unique interests and needs. Work with faculty to determine your best course of action.

FEATURED COURSES

REQUIRED

This course provides an overview of the foundational principles of justice, law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system in the United States.

REQUIRED

This course introduces students to the research and analytic standards in Criminal Justice as a discipline by focusing on the development of research questions, research designs, and the quantitative and qualitative tools commonly used to implement research designs.

REQUIRED

This course is an integrative educational experience that will include a supervised writing project that is designed to help students process the multiple components of the Criminal Justice field. It will emphasize current topics and challenges in Criminal Justice.

ELECTIVE

This course examines criminal laws and procedures from a broad perspective. It stresses the general principles and doctrines that affect the criminal law. It provides the students with an understanding of the structure of criminal law, the variations in legal concepts, and the reasons why legislatures have been moved to make changes. This course introduces students to the major procedural problems dealing with searches, seizures, arrests, interrogative process, and trials.

MEET THE FACULTY

Nicky Dalbir

Assistant Professor

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RELATED MAJORS & MINORS

Still looking for the right fit? Here are some additional program options that we think might interest you or are often paired with this program. You can also view the programs page to keep exploring your options.

Counseling Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Gender Studies

History

Legal Studies

WHY STUDY AT MORNINGSIDE?

13:1

student/faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you

99%

employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

65+

majors & pre-professional programs available

OUTCOMES

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for social workers and related fields is expected to grow at a rate of 16 percent through 2026, and demand for law enforcement officials is expected to grow at a rate of seven percent through 2026. Potential job titles include:

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