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About the SCCC program in Criminal Justice:

Majors in Criminal Justice use a variety of analytical and research skills to study the complex nature of the U.S. criminal justice system. Through a variety of courses in political science, psychology, sociology, and philosophy, students learn about the causes and consequences of crime and the philosophy and practices used to prevent it.

Students apply data analysis and problem-solving strategies to gain insight into political, social, cultural, philosophical, and psychological forces that shape today's criminal justice policies, programs and practices. They also gain in-depth knowledge of the structure and functions of law enforcement agencies, the courts, and corrections systems.

In addition to providing an excellent liberal arts background, the criminal justice major encourages students to build skills in analytic thinking and the investigative techniques and research skills needed to embark on successful careers in law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections, juvenile justice and social services. Many Citadel graduates embark on careers in police forces at the local, state and national levels, including the FBI, DEA, CIA and Office of Homeland Security. Other criminal justice majors take positions in the judiciary or become lawyers who either defend or prosecute those accused of crimes. Still others work to advocate for changes in the current system of criminal justice.

For more information about course offerings and requirements, explore the course catalog.