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.
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.
You can obtain your degrees in as little as 4 ½ years through multiple avenues. Both our BA in Criminal Justice and MLS are offered entirely online or in-person, or a combination of both. Get your BA at our Deerfield, IL campus or pursue it entirely online. Our MLS is offered at our law school in Santa Ana, California and is also available entirely online. You get to set the course for your future in the way that works the best for you.
Students will be able to apply 15 credits from the MLS towards their undergraduate degree which will reduce the number of required credits from 120 to 105, allowing them to advance into graduate work more quickly. The remaining 15 credits of their MLS incorporates an emphasis in criminal justice.
A Trinity BA in Criminal Justice & MLS dual degree sets you up for success in local and federal law enforcement, a career in government or business, and is excellent preparation for law school. Whether you are just starting your career or looking to advance it, this unique degree combination gives you a well-rounded education to excel in your field of choice.