Saint Martin's criminology and criminal justice major is an interdisciplinary social science program preparing candidates for positions in the criminal justice field and providing a solid background for advanced education in graduate or law school. A major in criminal justice may be complemented by minors in sociology, psychology, political science or social work.
CCJ program highlights
- Personalized career advising
- Low 1:11 student to faculty ratio
- A dedicated faculty with strong ties to local law enforcement agencies
- Students study with professionals working in the field, as well as with our regular faculty
- Hands-on experience through internships within agencies that form part of the criminal justice system
- Capstone project allowing students to identify and pursue a contemporary issue of significant and substantial concern
- Students broaden their perspective through a wide range of specialty courses, including victimology, drugs and society, social justice, and deviant behavior
Hear it from a Saint
"Saint Martin’s has helped me develop an empowered voice for not only myself, but also my peers and my community; because of Saint Martin’s University, I have a clear understanding of what I need to do to get to where I want to go."
Jeneva Burton '15
Criminology and criminal justice
Research & internships
Research and internships are championed by the criminal justice faculty.
- Senior thesis publication
- Washington State Department of Corrections
- Washington State Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
- Lacey Police Department
A broad range of career opportunities are available to a student majoring in criminal justice:
- Law enforcement
- Legal research or representation