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B.A. Liberal Arts: Criminal Justice

At Hope the Criminal Justice major provides a foundational understanding of the causes, consequences and control of crime. It draws from a number of different disciplines, including psychology, communications, public administration, philosophy, political science, sociology, mathematics, and law. The program also includes a liberal arts curriculum that focuses on oral and written communication, leadership, critical thinking, and Biblical studies.

The program is offered in conjunction with California State University, Fullerton, which is located right across the street from Hope. In this program, students take a blend of coursework from each university, resulting in a broad educational experience.

The B.A. in Liberal Arts: Criminal Justice program is 122 units.

 

Career Opportunities

  • Law Enforcement
  • Attorney
  • Paralegal
  • Social Worker
  • Criminologist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Probation Officer
  • Policy Maker
  • Civic Administration
  • Private Detective
  • CIA Agent
  • Homeland Security

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Real World Opportunities

As is the case with all majors at HIU, Criminal Justice majors have a number of opportunities to take their studies off campus. Each student works closely with an academic advisor who helps identify opportunities for research, grants, and internships based on the student’s individualized study plan. In addition, we highly encourage you to take advantage of our study abroad programs, which will provide you with an opportunity to experience different world cultures.

 

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Photo - Rich Davis

Rich Davis
B.A. Criminal Justice '93

Director of Prevention Policy
Homeland Security Council

"Hope professors take seriously the daunting task of teaching both inside and outside of the classroom. Their mark of excellence in their profession was their ability to take my mind to places that it had not yet explored. The academic rigor, discipline and character expected during those formative years, serve me well in my current position."

Our Alumni Tell Our Story Best

Photo - Rich Davis

Rich Davis
B.A. Criminal Justice '93

Director of Prevention Policy
Homeland Security Council

"Hope is a place of big moments - the kind that are powerful, influential and that have true staying power. From the very moment I stepped on campus, my life was impacted by my roommates, fellow students, professors, and the administration. Hope created a culture of community and scholarship that challenged me to view the world differently. Every fiber of the University inspires its graduates to become a resource, a change agent, and a cup of water for those without hope."