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Nichols College

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Criminal Justice

At Nichols, our Bachelor’s of Arts in Criminal Justice program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required for obtaining rewarding career opportunities in the public and private sectors. The core curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and includes a focus on current trends in criminal justice such as homeland security, emergency management and planning, white collar crime, high tech crime, and criminal/fire investigations.  

Our Criminal Justice faculty is comprised of knowledgeable professors with diverse backgrounds—such as a former Deputy Sheriff and a former Military Police Officer. Their years of real-world experience bring a significant perspective and expertise to the Criminal Justice curriculum.

Careers in Criminal Justice

Career opportunities for Criminal Justice majors are plentiful in both the public and the private sectors. Some possible occupations for graduates of the program include:  

  • Paralegal
  • Police Officer
  • Court Reporter
  • Forensic Technician
  • Detective—Private or Homicide
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Parole or Probation Officer
  • Dispatcher
  • Fraud Investigator
  • State Trooper 

Regardless of your career path, all Nichols students have access to our Career and Professional Development Center. A myriad of resources are at your disposal from your first day on campus to the day you retire. Find out about our lifelong career support here.

Learn more about our Criminal Justice degree program!

A Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Nichols College can prepare you for the challenges and rewards of a career preventing and investigating crime and protecting your community. Ready to begin? Contact us for general information or to schedule a campus tour, or download our program guide today!