Culver-Stockton's criminal justice program prepares you for a productive, professional career in social service, law enforcement, corrections or graduate school.
The criminal justice program at Culver-Stockton College is designed to provide educational preparation for students desiring entry-level positions in both public and private agencies concerned with the administration of justice. The major is founded on a broad-based liberal arts education with practical experience, such as internships, outside the classroom. It is designed to provide you with knowledge specific to the institutions and processes of criminal justice.
Students must complete 33 hours of criminal justice coursework to earn the major, including 12 hours of criminal justice electives. A sampling of courses includes criminology, juvenile delinquency, law enforcement procedures, judicial process, criminal and constitutional law, victimology, legal research and writing, corrections, social research, and crime scene investigation. Students also may complete a minor in criminal justice.
For a complete listing of the course offerings and requirements for a criminal justice major, please see the current academic catalog.
If you are interested in working with people and improving society, then you will find a career in criminal justice satisfying. Potential career tracks include local, state and federal law enforcement or corrections, various types of protective services, private security, and graduate or law school.