The Criminal Justice Experience at Albertus

Your degree in Criminal Justice from Albertus Magnus College can open up a world of opportunities. Whether you are just starting out or are currently working in the field and want to move to the next level in your career, Albertus can help you reach your goals.

Majoring in criminal justice at Albertus is an excellent preparation for law school or graduate programs in social work, criminal justice or public administration.

A Fast Growing Job Market

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that through 2016 some of the fastest-growing careers are in the criminal justice field, and many law enforcement agencies have increased their academic requirements for jobs and career growth. Where will your degree in Criminal Justice take you? Law enforcement, private detective, FBI agent, lawyer, secret service, parole, probation, personal security, U.S. customs agent - the choice is yours.

Experts in the Field and in the Classroom

Your study of criminal justice at Albertus Magnus College builds on our strengths in psychology and sociology and takes place within the humanities-oriented context of our liberal arts curriculum. As you review cases from the United States Supreme Court, you'll learn sociological theories of crime causation and develop your abilities in critical reading, writing and ethical reasoning.

To prepare for careers in social services and criminal justice that directly support police and government law enforcement efforts, you'll explore the basis for your own beliefs, read and analyze facts and circumstances of a variety of cases, and gain appreciation for the multiple perspectives at play in every situation.

By understanding the relationship of gender, class structure, race and ethnicity to the criminal justice system in the United States, you'll develop a more person-centered view of crime and law enforcement. As you acquire counseling skills and awareness of individuals' behavior within families and societal groups, you will be able to take on leadership roles in your profession and community that demonstrate respectful and effective interactions with all citizens.