The Department of Criminal Justice provides the foundation for students interested in pursuing careers in the law, law enforcement, probation and parole, court administration and corrections.
Studies within this department go beyond the crime scene investigations depicted on television to provide a deeper background on the practical application of science in criminal cases. Coursework may be focused on the nature, organization and operation of agencies responsible for the control and prevention of crime and the administration of criminal justice through the investigation, apprehension, prosecution, conviction, punishment and rehabilitation of criminal offenders. View the 2021-22 Criminal Justice degree plan.
Awarded yearly in his memory, the Randall Vetter '94 Memorial Scholarship recognizes a current St. Edward's student of significant scholarship and civic leadership.
Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society for Criminal Justice majors. The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students of criminal justice, as well as juris doctorate.
Organization designed for Criminal Justice and related majors to help prepare individuals for Criminal Justice related careers by fostering academic achievement, providing community service and networking with students, faculty, alumni and professionals.