Criminal Justice Major and Minors
WHY STUDY CRIMINAL JUSTICE AT GRAND VALLEY?
- Grand Valley has one of the larger criminal justice programs in the country and faculty who are nationally recognized for contributions in the discipline.
- Faculty members offer students the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of research and service-learning opportunities.
- The program offers students the chance to complete an internship in the agency or organization of their choosing.
- The program provides learning opportunities to assist faculty in the field, gathering and analyzing data on community issues and evaluating community programs.
- Class sizes are small and intimate, providing for a learning environment conducive to dialogue and meaningful interpretation of material.
- Students are given the opportunity to take classes from faculty with diverse interests and practical experiences.
Versatile. Graduates are employed in a variety of human service professions including: correctional care workers, counselors, juvenile case workers, law enforcement officers, parole and probation officers, and security personnel.
Engaging. The rigorous course work that students complete captures a broad interdisciplinary study consisting of online courses, in person lectures, and small discussion classes.
Diverse. Faculty bring a variety of perspectives from their experiences in the profession and academic settings to help deliver a liberal education.
Criminal Justice Major
Criminal Justice Minors
Overview of Minors
Students focus on crime and violent behavior from viewpoints grounded in the traditional humanities and the social sciences. Although they are schooled in the practical knowledge and skills they will need in the criminal justice profession, students also receive thorough preparation in the arts and sciences. Seek advising for assistance.
The information security systems minor, offered by the School of Computing and Information Systems and the School of Criminal Justice, is open to all students. This minor is designed to provide students with a foundation related to the principles of information security in a theoretical and practical application related to how a comprehensive information security program will contribute to protecting organizational information assets.
Only 12 credits maximum may apply to both the criminal justice major and ISS minor. Seek advising for assistance.
The juvenile justice minor, offered by the School of Criminal Justice, is a 21-credit interdisciplinary program open to all students. This minor is designed to promote an awareness and understanding of juvenile offenders and at-risk youth. This minor is also designed to provide students with a comprehensive education that will prepare them for careers in the field of human services as it relates to juvenile offenders and at-risk youth.
Only nine credits maximum may apply to both the criminal justice major and juvenile justice minor. Seek advising for assistance.