Criminal Justice Studies B.L.S.
Students come to the bachelor of liberal studies program in criminal justice with a wide range of experience and knowledge. Because of this, the program is designed to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge and give you access to key industry ties and strong communities throughout the region.
What is a Criminal Justice Studies B.L.S.?
A criminal justice degree provides a strong foundation in criminology, juvenile justice, social deviance and crime theory. You will also acquire well-rounded knowledge of accounting, philosophy and other areas of study that provide a humanistic perspective to careers in the field. You will have the opportunity to learn from faculty who are established criminal justice scholars and practitioners.
What Can I Do with a Criminal Justice Studies B.L.S.?
Criminal justice majors at Saint Joseph’s University often find themselves serving the public and their communities. Graduates hold positions in traditional law enforcement fields in police and court-related occupations as well as administrative positions in law, criminal justice, private security and forensic science. Common career paths include:
- State Trooper
- Police Officer
- Criminal Investigator
- Intelligence Analyst
- Federal Agent
- Forensic Scientist
- Probation Officer
- Law Enforcement Officer
- Substance Abuse Counselor
- Adjudicated Youth Counselor
How Will a B.L.S. in Criminal Justice Studies Enhance My Career?
The criminal justice program at Saint Joseph’s University is grounded in ethics and offers a strong liberal arts background, preparing you to make a positive impact in your life and community. Additionally, the curriculum at Saint Joseph’s University provides an easy transition to graduate programs in law enforcement, forensic science and criminal justice.
Continue Your Education in Criminal Justice
Saint Joseph's offers an M.S. in Criminal Justice to students looking to develop their skills and advance their careers in law enforcement. The program has been at the forefront of education in intelligence-led policing and criminal justice administration. Our program allows you to create a unique plan of graduate study that is compatible with your interests and career objectives in both the public and private sectors.