New criminal justice major prepares students for various careers in law

New criminal justice major prepares students for various careers in law
May 21, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Lawyer. Judge. Police officer. Crime scene investigator. Youth counselor. A degree in Criminal Justice can open the door to a number of careers. Beginning with the Fall 2010 semester, Benedictine University will offer a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. The Criminal Justice major will provide a well-rounded, liberal arts preparation for students who wish to work in the areas of law enforcement, probation and parole, the judicial system, or attend law school to become a criminal law attorney. The program is designed to educate students to be critical thinkers; to acquire, understand and synthesize knowledge pertaining to the criminal justice system; to learn research methodology and how it can be applied to questions of the correctional process and law creation, law enforcement and criminological theory; and to solve problems independently and cooperatively. The major will be offered through the Department of Sociology and Psychology and will include a field placement component For more information about the new major in Criminal Justice, contact the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300 or by e-mail at admissions@ben.edu.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.