Criminal Justice

If you're looking for the type of "Criminal Justice" conjured up from your favorite televised crime show—a theatre major may be a better option. But if you're interested in the real-world drama of law enforcement, crime scene investigation, constitutional law, rehabilitation and treatment, you're in the right place. Future police officers, Federal agents, correctional counselors, and lawyers all launched their career here—by gaining a solid foundation and understanding of our criminal justice system.


Learn about current social justice and criminal justice topics inside a level-three prison when you sign up for our Inside Out Exchange program.


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Investigative Internships

Complete an internship and explore career paths at sites like the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections and various law enforcement agencies.

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Hands on Learning

At Xavier, learning goes way beyond textbooks and flashcards. Classes involve everything from blood spatter and hair analysis to fingerprinting and hostage negotiation workshops with the S.W.A.T. team.

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Enhance your study of criminal justice and prepare for your career by participating in the Criminal Justice Society, which sponsors activities, speakers and service activities for students.

Welcome to the Family

Four Years That Will Change Your Life.

After Graduation

A degree in criminal justice is applicable to many jobs and careers. Graduates of our program have gone on to become

  • Highway patrolmen
  • Correctional officers
  • Correctional counselors
  • Local and federal law enforcement officers
  • Forensic science specialists
  • Attorneys
  • Probation officers
  • Graduate school
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