WHY STUDY CRIMINAL JUSTICE AT TIU?

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.

WHERE YOU STUDY MATTERS

Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!

DID YOU KNOW?

Criminal justice majors will integrate biblical principles and criminology theory to understand the causes of crime, prevention, and successful crime enforcement.

Personal

Practical

Biblical

PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Within a Christ-centered liberal arts curriculum, the mission of the Criminal Justice Program is to provide you with a strong foundation in the studies of criminology including criminal law, legal systems, corrections, and policing in order to prepare you to enter advanced programs in legal studies and law enforcement, and for other careers in the criminal justice field.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most Criminal Justice majors finish their degrees in 3-4 years. Requirements total 49 hours.

COURSEWORK

Requirements total 49 hours. You’ll take interesting courses like:

  • Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice
  • Police Responses to Protests, Riots, and Disasters
  • Victimology and Restorative Justice
 
CAREER OUTCOMES
Private Investigator Secret Service Agent
FBI Agent U.S. Marshall
Law Enforcement Fish and Game Warden
DEA Agent Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Juvenile and Adult Corrections

Here for you
every step of the way!

Our Admissions team is ready to walk alongside you as you begin your academic journey. Schedule an appointment with them today!
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