Criminal Justice (BA)

Prepare to enter careers connected to law and law enforcement at the local, state, or federal level.

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Why Criminal Justice?

The BA in Criminal Justice maintains a perspective focused on prevention and restoration and built upon three content areas: the law, the criminal justice system, and the persons and organizations linking them. This is a dynamic field that can be customized to your interests through electives, a chosen minor, and elective internship experiences. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to enter the world of law enforcement, as well as to pursue further academic study at the graduate level.

Why Criminal Justice at Cairn?

  • Build a foundational knowledge of criminal law and criminal processes.
  • Learn from professors whose instruction is enriched by their professional experience in the field.
  • Benefit from Cairn’s relationship with PCOM, which admits three Cairn students per year into it’s MS in Forensic Medicine program.
  • Complete a capstone internship customized to your professional goals and interests.
  • Choose to receive additional training in cybersecurity.
  • Minor in other subjects such as biology, computer science, and pre-law to further prepare for what career fields interest you.

Career Paths

  • Law school
  • Local, state and federal law enforcement
  • Adult and juvenile probation
  • Advocacy
  • Public policy and planning
  • Community organizing