At Saint Joseph’s University, our criminal justice program seeks to cultivate students who are hard-wired with a sense of honesty, fairness and integrity, and prepare them for productive and rewarding careers.
Criminal justice majors at Saint Joseph's University explore an interdisciplinary perspective on crime and justice. Faculty provide diverse courses through their active engagement in research and practice in the criminal justice system. Through your coursework, you'll cover historical and current social issues related to drugs and alcohol, gender, race and mental health.
Internships are available in a wide range of sites, including the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Camden, N.J., the New Jersey State Police, Victim Witness Services and Special Victims Unit.
Majoring in criminal justice will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. The emphasis on theory, qualitative and quantitative research coupled with data analysis training helps you develop practical skills that are indispensable in the pursuit of employment. Saint Joseph's University's criminal justice graduates have secured jobs in traditional criminal justice professions such as law enforcement, lawyers and paralegals, and in social services such as victim advocacy. Our interdisciplinary educational approach also has allowed graduates to pursue careers in other areas such as marketing and analytics, counseling and nonprofits.