Joe Tafta '15
Accepted for Prestigious Internship With Miami-Dade Police Department
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Major and Minor
Studying criminal justice will take you through traditional law enforcement to modern-day global security. By understanding the operation of and interactions between components of the criminal justice system in the United States, you will be prepared for a variety of careers protecting the safety of others.
Criminal justice is so much more than just policing. You will learn to think in the abstract and apply justice theory to real-life situations. You will also learn the importance of interpreting best practices in the criminal justice field.
This course examines and compares the philosophies and operations of the three principal branches of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. Of particular concern will be the handling of conflict resulting from misunderstanding and confusion regarding the nature and intent of our criminal justice system’s functioning in dealing with certain types of problems.
Don't worry if you aren't sure what your final destination will be. By majoring in Criminal Justice, you will prepare yourself for careers from the local courtroom to federal law enforcement. When you combine your passion to serve with the excellent education at Simpson, your opportunities may just be limitless.
When you are a junior in the criminal justice program and have a 3.5 GPA or better, you may begin taking courses (up to three) that will give you dual credit in the undergraduate and in the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice programs.
If accepted, this advanced standing program is a great option for students who are seriously considering earning a Master's degree after completion of their Bachelor's degree. You can save tuition costs for one or two semesters and decrease the time to complete your MACJ.
There are many exciting things happening in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Department. See if we have what interests you.
Simpson Success Stories
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André Thomas '14
I would have to go back to the quote by Mahatma Gandhi, who said the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in other things. By getting myself involved on campus and helping other organizations, I was able to find more of me, which was very helpful for my growth.Read This Story
Amy Larson '17
I got a feeling as soon as I stepped on Simpson’s campus. I knew that this would be the place that I would grow, learn, make mistakes and find my home.Read This Story