Pursue a purpose-driven career with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree from Marymount University

Gain the knowledge and skills to land rewarding careers in law enforcement, criminal courts, or the correctional system with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Marymount University. You’ll study with expert faculty and get hands-on experience just minutes from our nation’s capital, where criminal justice reform and policy decisions are made. When you graduate with Marymount’s B.A. in Criminal Justice, you’ll have the tools to lead, serve, and protect communities in the Metro D.C. area and beyond.

  • Study criminal justice side-by-side with top-tier agencies

Our close proximity to Washington, D.C., provides Marymount with ideal access to elite agencies on the regional, state, and federal levels. Those include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

  • Learn from faculty with experience in the field  

Our faculty are experts in justice, law, public policy, sociology, and administration. With extensive backgrounds in law enforcement and judicial agencies, they have been published in academic and professional journals and have presented at conferences worldwide.

  • Valuable internships

You’ll also get to experience criminal justice careers in action through internships at organizations like the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

  • Become part of a criminal justice community

What’s more, Marymount’s living learning community offers Criminal Justice undergraduate students a unique opportunity to live alongside like-minded learners. Here, you’ll have access to thought-provoking discussions, networking events, films, and visits to local agencies and museums.

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