Why Study Criminal Justice and Criminology?

The American Justice system promotes restorative justice. Our system focuses on rehabilitating offenders. When you study Criminal Justice and Criminology USF, you’ll be part of making the world a better place.

You’ll study how to rehabilitate offenders, reduce repeat offenses, and make society feel safer. USF will prepare you for a rewarding career serving your community, and helping criminal offenders turn their lives around so they can do the same.

But, is it right for me?

We asked our professors and they said criminal justice students:

  • Possess empathy and can see situations from another’s perspective
  • Have interpersonal skills in order to work with different groups of people
  • Are good with time-management and can keep up with a busy schedule

Skills You'll Obtain

Help criminal offenders become productive members of society

Identify and explain patterns of criminal behavior

Analyze society’s ability to control crime

The Criminal Justice Program at Saint Francis has a lot of hands on learning, as we get to see and learn from real life public safety professionals! If you are really interested in the Criminal Justice field then Saint Francis is the place for you!– Kaleb Summers, Current Student

After Graduation

Through classroom and field experiences, students are prepared to serve their community in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to:  law enforcement, the courts, corrections, justice administration, victim advocacy and juvenile justice.

Types of careers you may have after you graduate include:

  • Problem Solving Court Case Manager
  • Criminal Intelligence Analyst
  • Criminal Lawyer
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Probation Officer