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First-Year Criminal Justice Major: "I Knew This Was the School for Me"

Casey Moore ’22, whose father spent two years in the law enforcement field, aspires to follow in his footsteps and pursue a career as an investigator for a state or federal agency.

October 12, 2018

By Dave Cranshaw, Office of Marketing & Communications

Alireza Daneshfar
Criminal Justice Major, Casey Moore ’22

For Casey Moore ’22, it was the criminal justice program that sparked her interest in the University of New Haven. And it was the community that made it feel like home.

"Once I got to campus, I knew this was the school for me," she said. "The people were friendly and always willing to help. The small class sizes and community feel also drew me here."

A criminal justice major, she will pursue a concentration in investigative services.

"My dad worked in the criminal justice field for 25 years, and I became interested in this work because of him," she said. "I wanted to pursue my degree at the University of New Haven because the program is well known, and I knew it would be a good fit for me. I am most excited about all of the great opportunities the University will be able to provide me."

So far, she has most enjoyed getting to know her classmates.

"Once I got to campus, I knew this was the school for me." Casey Moore ’22

"I came from a small town and have had the same group of friends for years," said Moore, one of the newest members of the University’s Criminal Justice Club. "Coming to college allowed me to meet new people from all over."

She offers this advice for high schools seniors who are in the midst of their college searches.

"Visit all of the schools you are interested in because you will be able to get a feel for the community," she says. "Once you step on campus you will just know whether or not it is right for you."