Guardians of Safety and Justice
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or minor in Criminal Justice is ideal for those seeking excellent preparation for a career in law enforcement, probation, the courts or corrections.
With a Christian liberal arts focus, this interdisciplinary major provides students with many opportunities to study law, psychology, sociology, public administration and much more. Students explore every aspect of crime, the law and the justice system as they complete this degree.
Those who serve in the field of criminal justice don't have to wear a gun or arrest criminals. There are many other career options, such as combining interviewing skills with spreadsheet analysis expertise to do research; educating the public about crime; building relationships with the citizens of local neighborhoods and mobilizing the public to help fight crime; advocating for legislation to help keep dangerous repeat offenders off the streets; gathering and analyzing information to solve criminal justice problems.
In addition to completing one or two field placements, many criminal justice students are actively involved with Olivet’s ROTC Roaring Tiger Battalion to put their knowledge to work.