Criminal Justice

Whether you are looking to go on to graduate work or immediately to the workplace, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice is designed to develop professional knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system from a biblical vantage-point.

We emphasize the practical side of criminal justice along with the content needed as a foundation. One of the greatest strengths of this major is the faculty, who will not only teach you, but will journey with you over the next few years. Our faculty have years of practical experience in the behavioral science field and continue to work in their various areas of expertise. Many are engaged in research and all have a commitment to the Word of God as a foundation of their work. They are also committed to see their students succeed and grow, even after graduation.

Areas of Concentration

  • 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

Career Opportunities

  • Police
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Detective
  • Crime Scene Investigation

Criminal Justice 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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Kelly L. Arney

Kelly L. Arney, M.S.

Instructor of Criminal Justice
arneykl@grace.edu
Craig Allebach

Craig Allebach, M.A.

Chief of Safety; Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice
allebac@grace.edu

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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.

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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