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Criminal Justice

The criminal justice major at Wilmington College offers students the opportunity to pursue careers in law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, and law. Criminal Justice majors examine the institutions, procedures, and techniques involved in the identification and apprehension of suspects, the enforcement of criminal laws, and the reintegration of offenders. They also analyze the rights of victims and the prospects for victim-offender reconciliation.

The interdisciplinary program of study combines course work in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, and political science. In addition to core courses in law enforcement, corrections, criminal law and investigation, and statistics, the curriculum enables students to choose from an array of electives that provide necessary background for career placement and further education.

Internships are available in the sophomore, junior, and senior years at local juvenile courts, probation and parole agencies, correctional institutions, prosecutor’s offices, and in administrative settings at the local, state, and national level.

Recent graduates have secured work in probation and parole agencies, court administration, law enforcement, corrections, and other fields.