Earning a criminal justice degree empowers you to make positive contributions to society.
The field offers plenty of variety that leads to an exciting and engaging career. Professionals enforce laws, protect citizens, rehabilitate offenders, help victims, and develop programs to help prevent crime.
The criminal justice program at Illinois State examines policing, courts, and corrections. We do this with a social science point of view. As a student, you'll explore human behavior and take an in-depth look at the issues and circumstances that lead to crime. This gives you a well-rounded perspective and prepares you to be a leader for positive change.
You'll also gain all the skills you need to be successful in your career. We'll teach you how to interview, develop programs, promote community well-being, and analyze crime hotspots.
Why Study Criminal Justice Sciences?
Criminal justice at Illinois State is dedicated to helping you be a force of good in the world. Everything we teach and do focuses on social justice and human rights. We'll train you to be a thoughtful leader who innovates and promotes positive change in the field.
Our program gives you plenty of hands-on experience. Civic engagement is a core value and we are active participants. You'll have opportunities to work with our agency partners in the community. The projects you do will be meaningful and make a real impact. Our internship requirement also lets you take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to the career path that inspires you.
The Illinois State criminal justice faculty will be with you every step of the way on your academic journey. Our students work closely with tenure track faculty on projects, coaching, and mentoring.