Criminal Justice Department
The Saint Mary’s Criminal Justice Department seeks to produce well-rounded, ethical, and justice-minded students who will then in turn use those skills as agents of criminal justice.
The criminal justice majors at Saint Mary’s provide an overview of institutions such as courts, corrections, and policing. They also explore the causes of crime, issues related to social control, and topics such as law enforcement, judicial processes, the impact of drugs, and other related societal issues. Course work includes the study of statistics, law, courts and corrections systems, criminal procedures, and a variety of other special topics.
Academic and Field Experience at Saint Mary’s
Saint Mary’s faculty bring both an academic background and field experience to our criminal justice programs. They expose students to a wide variety of academic disciplines such as human services, political science, psychology, and sociology.