Criminal justice is an exciting, multidisciplinary field of study — the discipline incorporates the core foundations of justice, ethnic and racial studies, gender issues, the courts and judicial opinions, as well as legislative and policy considerations. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in criminal justice, here are just a few of the opportunities in the field:
- addictions counseling
- crime policy analysis
- foreign language interpreting
- vocational and educational assessment and training for criminal offenders
- law enforcement
- legal work
- homeland security
- intelligence analysis
- victims’ rights advocacy
Our department works closely with the University’s Office of Career Services to provide internship opportunities in federal, state and municipal agencies, as well as to assist graduating students find employment. If the opportunities listed here sound exciting, then criminal justice may be the right major for you.
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The program’s curriculum is divided into three areas of study: criminalization (the creation and enforcement of criminal law); criminality (the causes, correlates and amounts of crime); and corrections (the punishment and treatment of offenders). You’ll learn from instructors who have lived what they’re teaching — experts with doctoral degrees who have worked as probation officers, criminal profilers and murder trial consultants. You’ll also put what you learn into practice: students may earn up to nine credits through internships in local, state or federal criminal justice agencies.
Our internationally recognized faculty members bring a unique blend of real-world experience and scholarly accomplishments into the classroom. With backgrounds as probation and parole officers, criminal profilers and murder trial consultants, our faculty consistently contributes research to the top scholarly journals and conferences in the field. You will also frequently find our faculty members being interviewed and cited in local and national news reports for their insights into the criminal mind and legal system.
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As one of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Seton Hall is a place that nurtures compassionate leaders who are prepared to make a difference in the world.
Seton Hall offers all the advantages of a large research university - a national reputation; challenging academic programs; notable alumni; state-of-the-art facilities; renowned faculty; and extensive opportunities for internships, research and scholarship - with all the benefits of a small, supportive and nurturing environment.
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