Investigate your crime-solving potential
As a criminal justice major at the University of New Haven, you’ll join one of the nation’s most established and diversified criminal justice programs. It’s a program that allows you to customize a major that fuses your interests with pragmatic, sought-after learning opportunities that will lead you to a successful and fulfilling career in this challenging and rewarding field.
You will gain an acute understanding of crime-solving and public safety issues as you learn to not only navigate the intricate fields of criminal justice but also shape the future of our justice system.
Concentrate on What Interests You
Supplement the knowledge you gain in your core criminal justice classes by specializing in an area you are most passionate about.
Correctional Rehabilitation and Supervision
Emphasizes law, social and behavioral sciences, and research methodology and prepares you for careers with federal, state, and local correctional agencies and institutions.
Focuses on the application of advanced computer and geographical information systems (GIS) in the collection and analysis of crime data.
Crime Victim Services
Prepares graduates for entry into a wide variety of positions in law enforcement, criminal justice, the courts, corrections, and victim services programs as well as professional settings involving work with victims of crime, their families, and the community at large.
An interdisciplinary program geared toward enhancing the scientific knowledge of those students seeking investigative positions in various enforcement agencies, the curriculum emphasizes law enforcement, evidence, and forensic science.
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Prepares service providers with knowledge of law and of social and behavioral sciences, as well as communication skills with children, adolescents, and people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
The curriculum focuses on the roles, activities, and behaviors of people with regard to maintaining law and order, providing needed services, protecting life and property, and planning and research.
In addition, you’ll:
- Develop skills that will help you more quickly solve crimes and bring perpetrators to justice
- Understand the psychology behind the criminal mindset
- Study in up-to-the-minute facilities and labs housing technologies that are more advanced than the ones found in most police agencies across the country
- Translate classroom theory into practice through unprecedented internships and co-op opportunities in law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and more
- Be part of a prestigious alumni network known for its career support and student involvement