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Criminal Justice Major

A major in Criminal Justice at Grace College will explore the ins and outs of law enforcement. As you consider an array of colleges with Criminal Justice majors near you in the midwest, be assured that when you find your way to Winona Lake, Indiana, you will discover a top college for Criminal Justice taught with a biblical worldview. A Grace College Criminal Justice degree will help you make workable connections between behavioral science and police work, preparing you to weigh questions and create conversation in a Christian college context. 

This program is for you if you are serious about creating an impact in a Criminal Justice career. With a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, you will be required to get real-world experience ensuring you are equipped for jobs in the police and detective force, social work, crime scene investigation, and countless other areas. 

Future law enforcer, the way forward is Grace.

Educational Focus

  • Criminal Justice System
  • Police Work
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Criminal Law
  • Victimology
  • Forensics
  • Graduate School Preparation

Internship Opportunities

  • Local or County Agencies
  • Federal or State Agencies
  • FBI
  • CASA
  • Campus Safety
  • Warsaw, Syracuse, Winona Lake Police Departments
  • Special O.P.S. K9 Academy, Inc.
  • Kosciusko County Probation Office
  • Warsaw Citizens Police Academy

Career Opportunities

  • Police
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Detective
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Law School
  • Juvenile Institution Worker
  • Legal Assistant
  • Social Worker

Criminal Justice Major is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • Strong in Moral Character
  • Critical Thinkers
  • Proficient in Writing Skills
  • Good Communicators
  • Conscientious
  • Analytical
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The faculty at Grace College truly lived their lives in a way that allowed the light of Christ to shine through them. Grace College prepared me not only to teach in the classroom but to be a lifelong learner, especially in my spiritual walk.

Lenny Krebs, Grace College Alumnus
96%

of Grace College Behavioral Science graduates are employed or in graduate school

Every Student

has the opportunity to conduct, submit, and publish research

100%

of courses integrate biblical truth with criminal justice content

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Experienced Faculty & Staff

Our faculty and staff are expertly skilled in their fields and they care about your goals, future, and well being.

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Education with a Biblical Worldview

At the heart of a Grace education are academically challenging courses that are specifically designed to foster a thirst for character, competence, and service within the hearts and minds of our students.

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"At Grace College, I have had the opportunity to learn about common human behaviors from a wide range of perspectives including a biblical perspective. The professors in the Behavioral Science Department desire to see you grow in both intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. They challenge me to test my knowledge and apply concepts and skills I have learned. I am being equipped to seek the value Christ has given us all and help others see it in themselves."

Camryn Stuart, Current Grace College Student