College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Criminal Justice

Welcome to the Department of Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice is designed to provide theoretical and practical knowledge for students interested in professional careers in traditional law enforcement fields such as corrections, courts, police, and probation; in administrative and management positions in the field of criminal justice and law enforcement; and in law and para-legal occupations. The major’s curriculum is intended to facilitate entry into graduate programs in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Law while also retaining a humanistic understanding of the study of crime. The Criminal Justice major at Saint Joseph’s University is distinguished by its emphasis on creative participation with faculty interaction being maximized through internships and independent research projects. Internships are available in a wide-range of sites including the Philadelphia DA’s office, the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Camden, the New Jersey State Police, Victim Witness Services, and Special Victims Unit.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the major and we encourage you to explore this website.