Major in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice DepartmentSchool of Business and Justice Studies
Utica College's criminal justice major is an interdisciplinary program which excels in addressing the needs of contemporary practitioners, providing firm foundations in criminal justice, law, sociology, psychology, political science, forensics, and communication. A theory-into-practice formula is applied to the curriculum, which allows students increasing involvement in theory, research, and practice culminating in the capstone course, a semester-long internship. The program is further strengthened by incorporating an international component in its curriculum, important in the preparation of future leaders.
Criminal Justice Program designed to help students prepare for post-baccalaureate study in areas of law, public administration, business administration and criminal justice. In addition, with a refocus on analytical methods and technology and their impact upon professions in the criminal justice field, the major will enable students to select a number of elective courses that prepare them for current and future careers in criminal justice, including law enforcement, probation and parole, juvenile services, private security, corrections, counseling, research, regulatory enforcement, and public administration and planning within criminal justice agencies.