Why Criminal Justice?
Make a real difference in your community by ensuring public safety. Policies and laws exist in our society to keep order. Effective leaders who understand, investigate and enforce these rules and standards, keep communities running smoothly.
The criminal justice field offers many paths where you can customize your career based on your interests: law enforcement, probation & parole services, justice administration, criminology, community services, corrections, victims’ services and more.
Why Study Criminal Justice at Iona?
You will be taught by outstanding faculty members who are actively engaged and sought-after experts in the field. You will work alongside them in hands-on criminal justice research and be connected to their network of industry professionals who can help you in your career.
You’ll have opportunities for internships at leading law enforcement agencies.
Our faculty provide one-on-one advising and mentoring and help with your professional development. You will be exposed to current research and evidence-based practices for a well-rounded understanding of the industry.
What You'll Learn
You’ll explore the root causes of crime, law enforcement policies, correctional institutions and the court system. You'll focus on timely issues such as corporate and white-collar crime, profiling violent crime and victimology, environmental crime and species justice, organized crime, and terrorism.
You will also gain the communication and technology skills necessary to access, analyze and share information in a multi-faceted criminal justice arena.
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- General Psychology 1 or
- General Psychology 2
- Introduction to Sociology or
- Social Problems
Students who choose to major in criminal justice must complete the following:
- American Government 1 or
- Introduction to Global Politics
- Introduction to Criminal Justice
- Substantive Criminal Law
- Evidence and Procedure Law
- Critical Issues in Policing
- Criminal Justice Criminology
- Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology
- Internship in Criminal Justice
- Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
Any Two Electives from the Following:
- Criminalistics Laboratory 1
- Criminal Investigation
- Ethics in Criminal Justice
- Probation and Parole
- Species Justice
- Environmental Crime
- Organized Crime
- Profiling Violent Crimes
- Special Topics in Criminal Justice