Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice

BACHELOR’S IN
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/
CRIMINOLOGY

BACHELOR’S IN
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/
CRIMINOLOGY

CRIMINAL JUSTICE/CRIMINOLOGY

 

Understand Crime
and Learn to

Keep
Communities Safe.

Understand Crime
and Learn to Keep Communities Safe.

Modern careers in criminal justice can help communities thrive and prosper—when backed by the latest techniques and skilled training.

Maryville University’s criminal justice degree program prepares you for today’s modern careers in law enforcement, corrections and the justice system. We take an interdisciplinary approach, looking at crime as a social phenomenon and using data-driven approaches to predict it and prevent it.

The criminal justice major offers hands-on experiential opportunities and a required senior-year practicum at one of dozens of social and protective services agencies throughout the St. Louis region.

 

STUDENT DISCUSSES CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Maryville Police Cadet Interns on Campus

Maryville students who want a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice receive first-hand experiences in a wide range of police work including crime scene investigation, crime laboratory work and fingerprinting through the police cadet program.

PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

student working at a practice criminal site

Maryville partners with numerous corporate and civic organizations in the St. Louis region to offer professional learning experiences for criminology majors with hands-on involvement in real-world projects. Partners of the university include:

• Victim Assistance and advocacy groups
• Municipal police departments
• U.S. Marshal’s Office
• Law offices
• FBI

 

STUDENT DISCUSSES CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 

ALUMNI TESTIMONIAL

 

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ONLINE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM

Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice/Criminology Online

HLC Accredited
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - HLC
Kiplingers Best College Values Private 2018
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Forbes Americas Top Colleges
Ranked among "America’s Top Colleges" — Forbes

THE BIG PICTURE

The need for competent law enforcement is growing across the board, at the local, state and federal levels. Today’s professionals will need the skills and training to make the system work for everyone.

SALARY

TOP 10%

$106,090

MEDIAN

$63,380


JOB GROWTH

7%

ESTIMATED

through 2026

28,500 NEW JOBS THROUGH 2026


LARGEST EMPLOYERS

in this field:

85
%
POLICE DEPARTMENTS
14
%
DETECTIVES
  1
%
GAME WARDENS

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Study crime and learn top crime prevention skills through Maryville’s Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree program.
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