Are you interested in learning about the causes, consequences, and control of crime?
Perhaps you’re hooked on CSI, NCIS, and Law and Order – television shows that feed America’s obsession with the use of science to solve criminal mysteries. You can be part of this cutting edge of criminal investigation.
If either of these describe you, then Marymount’s programs in Criminal Justice will satisfy your academic and professional goals.
Marymount’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice is distinctive in its combined emphasis of introductory professional skills and theoretical foundations. By examining decision-making processes, including policy analysis and day-to-day practical operations of various components of the criminal justice system, you will learn to apply theory to practice. Ethical decision making is also emphasized.
Marymount’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Forensic Science concentration is designed for the student who is interested in a career as a criminal investigator or forensic laboratory technician. This science-intensive program is also ideal for students who are interested in the application of science to law, such as law enforcement or medicine.
Why should you consider Marymount?
Located just minutes from the nation’s capital, Marymount offers you fantastic opportunities to work with, and learn from, leaders at regional and national criminal justice agencies. Marymount’s close proximity to major investigative agencies, such as the FBI, DEA, and ATF, as well as world-class universities, provides a springboard to advanced study in forensic science and helps prepare you to pursue professional careers in crime scene search and criminal investigation. Those seeking employment in forensic labs typically are required to have advanced training in the physical and biological sciences beyond the baccalaureate degree.
Marymount faculty members hold degrees in a variety of fields, including law, justice, society, sociology, public policy, and administration. Moreover, a number of full- and part-time instructors have had extensive backgrounds in law enforcement, as well as judicial and research agencies. Our full-time professors, all of whom hold terminal degrees, routinely publish in academic and professional journals and present scholarly papers at national and international conferences.