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.

Class of 2017

Internship Turns into Employment

Criminal justice major Rosa Colon ‘17 earned her associate’s degree at Holyoke Community College, but knew she needed her bachelor’s degree to get the job she wanted. But with a full-time job and a husband and two young sons, she had to be choosy when picking a college. “I wanted a small school, and I didn’t want to move far away,” she said.
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