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Criminal Justice (B.A.)


SPS CRJOur criminal justice program emphasizes both academic and real world perspectives on crime: its causation, prevention and control. In an effort to give our students the full understanding of the criminal justice process, the curriculum covers a wide variety of interests within the criminal justice field, including delinquency, law enforcement, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal procedure and corrections.

Our alumnae have pursued careers in a wide range of fields, such as law enforcement at the state and federal level, offender supervision, legal counsel, and counselors for at-risk youth.

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Featured Courses

CJUS 101 Criminal Law CJUS 206 Juvenile Justice CJUS 303 Inequality, Discrimination, and Gender in Criminal Justice CJUS 307 Criminal Procedures CJUS 309 Evidence CJUS 366 Criminal Investigations CJUS 410 Theories of Crime and Deviance

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Career Paths

  • Special Investigator
  • Police Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Private Detective
  • Social Worker
  • Probation Officer
  • Caseworker
  • Counselor
  • Court Officer
  • Crime Analyst
  • Criminologist 

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Trinity is an official university partner with the U.S. Marshals Service in their Centralized Student Career Experience Program, which allows students to participate in paid internships with the agency while in college and, if successful, to convert to full-time positions as Deputy U.S. Marshals. Our students have also interned at the U.S. District Court, the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia, the Campaign for Youth Justice and various police departments throughout the Washington metropolitan area.

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