Criminal Justice Major
Students discuss the intersection of faith and criminal justice at Northwestern
The criminal justice major allows students to choose between two tracks:
The Criminal Justice program is now POST Certified (Police Officer Standards and Training) after receiving provisional approval by the board this past April. Students who complete coursework through University of Northwestern are now approved for the academic component of the Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE).
This field needs Christians. It needs light brought into the many dark places, and Northwestern enables all students to do just that.
– Caleb Davis ’13
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Take classes from experienced professors who are former or current practioners, which gives you the opportunity to build professional contacts and explore areas of interest in criminal justice.
Beyond the classroom, criminal justice students will be able to intern at a number of prestigious and well-known organizations.
The criminal justice internship class collaborates with federal, state, county and local agencies to provide hands-on training and experience. Check out the places our current, and former, students have interned.
The Criminal Justice program was featured in the Pilot magazine. See if there's enough evidence to convict it of excellence.
“I want to go into a profession that actively involves helping people solve their problems or resolve conflict in difficult issues. I plan to work in criminal corrections as a probation officer and be highly involved in my local church and in prison ministry.”
Andrew – Zumbrota, Minnesota
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