Undergraduate Major

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What will I study?

The curriculum includes courses in all aspects of criminal justice including the causes of crime, understanding the nature of serial killers and the work of criminal profilers, terrorism, capital punishment, criminal law, policing, corrections and private security.

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Interesting courses I might take:

  • Serial Killers and Profilers
  • Capital Punishment
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Organized Crime
  • Crisis Intervention for Criminal Justice Professionals

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Will I have internship opportunities?

The Criminal Justice Internship Course, CJ 390, may be a 3 credit or a 6 credit course depending on the hours committed. This is a practicum. Students are assigned to work in a criminal justice agency. The site may be a public or private criminal justice agency. Students may choose the area in which to intern. The internship supervisor would then seek an appropriate placement.

Recent placement sites include:

  • Connecticut Office of Adult Probation
  • Connecticut Office of Juvenile Probation
  • Bridgeport Police Department
  • Norwalk Police Department
  • Fairfield Police Department
  • State of Connecticut, Court Support Services Division
  • United States Postal Inspectors
  • United States Secret Service

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What are my career options with a Criminal Justice degree?

The undergraduate degree will prepare you for a career in such areas as law enforcement, security management, corrections, crime prevention, law, victim assistance and policy making.

  • Work for the Department of Homeland Security
  • Work for a municipal or state police department
  • Work in the correctional system
  • Work in the probation system

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What co-curricular opportunities are available?

Alpha Chi Sigma is the National Criminal Justice Honor Society for Criminal Justice majors and minors. 

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Will I be able to study abroad?

Yes, to learn more about our study abroad opportunities available to students, visit our study abroad website.

Are there special admission requirements?

No, we have an open admission policy. Incoming first-year students and transfer students may declare the Criminal Justice major when you apply for admission to Sacred Heart University.

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