Criminal Justice

Students in the criminal justice program gain knowledge specific to the institutions and processes of criminal justice. The program is designed to provide educational preparation for students desiring entry-level positions in both public and private agencies concerned with the administration of justice.

Fast Facts:

- Potential career tracks are local, state and federal law enforcement or corrections, various types of protective services, private security and graduate or law school.
- Gain hands-on experience through various internship opportunities.
-Students can do the general criminal justice track, or choose a specialization.


Forensic Accounting: Requires a blend of business courses and Criminal Justice, for students interested in investigating fraudulent activities specific to financial record keeping.

Forensic Science: Requires a blend of chemistry, biology and criminal justice classes, for students interested in investigating crime scenes and analyzing evidence.

Student Organizations:

Mock Trial Team and Mediation Team.


David Carrothers, Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice
Ph: (573) 288-6383

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