Criminal Justice

HIU's undergraduate degree program in Criminal Justice provides preparation for students pursuing career options in law enforcement, corrections, and public safety. It may also be used as preparation for law school. Students pursuing the Criminal Justice major will learn about human behavior and its causes as well as crime, crime prevention, law enforcement, public safety, and corrections. The B.A. in Criminal Justice prepares students to be successful leaders in their communities and in the fields of law, law enforcement, and criminology.

Christian ethics are integrated into each course providing students with a solid basis for addressing contemporary social, moral and ethical issues. Students will be able to make appropriate connections between Christian beliefs and social science concepts, theories, and methodologies. 

The B.A. in Criminal Justice is 122 units.


Career Opportunities

  • Attorney
  • Border Patrol
  • CIA Agent
  • Civic Administration
  • Criminologist
  • Homeland Security
  • Law Enforcement
  • Law*
  • Paralegal
  • Police Officer
  • Policy Maker
  • Private Detective
  • Probation Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

Real World Opportunities

As is the case with all majors at HIU, Criminal Justice majors have a number of opportunities to take their studies off campus. Each student works closely with an academic advisor who helps identify opportunities for research, grants, and internships based on the student’s individualized study plan. In addition, we highly encourage you to take advantage of our study abroad programs, which will provide you with an opportunity to experience different world cultures.