Elms College’s bachelor’s degree in criminal justice prepares students to deal with the impact of crime on their communities. This interdisciplinary field bridges the work done by law enforcement, courts, correctional and rehabilitative institutions, as well as human services agencies, seeking to uphold social control, deter and mitigate crime, and sanction and rehabilitate offenders. Careers in criminal justice call on individuals to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and exceptional communicators.

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Required Credits


Program Formats

Minor - 18 credits

Criminal justice majors complete an internship during their senior year.

A Secure Future

Crystal Archibald ’16, a criminal justice and psychology double major and legal studies minor, plans to work in security and has the long-term goal of becoming a criminal investigator.