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School of Social Sciences & Humanities

Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science

Learn from industry professionals and internship at top law enforcement agencies.

Criminal Justice

In Mount Ida’s Criminal Justice program, our students are prepared for life after graduation with a comprehensive understanding of crime and justice issues. Instruction is individualized, provided by professors who are accomplished professionals with hands-on and current experience.

Preparation for the real world.

Students in the Criminal Justice program enjoy opportunities to engage with guest speakers such as Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.  Students participate in on-site and off-site career exploration activities, film screenings and discussions and service learning opportunities in one of the many dynamic areas of criminal justice.  Mount Ida Criminal Justice majors also have access to a rich variety of internship opportunities in nearby Boston, a world-class city with top-notch criminal justice operations at the federal, state and local levels.  Our Criminal Justice students complete their internships during their junior and senior years across corporate, government and non-profit agencies and organizations in the greater Boston area and beyond.

To further expand your knowledge and career options, consider a minor or double major in Psychology, Business Administration, Forensic Science or a minor in Social Work

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Criminal Justice degree program in our College Catalog.

Program Requirements – 120-121 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 60 credits- Program Core Courses
  • 36-37 credits - All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
  • 24 credits- Open Electives

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • CJ 115- Criminal Law
  • CJ 230 - Law Enforcement, Communities and Society
  • CJ 235- Drugs and Society
  • CJ 260 - Juvenile Justice
  • CJ 323- Criminal Profiling Strategies
  • CJ 415 - Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
  • LS 290 - Mediation
  • CJ 401 - Investigative Methods and Procedures
  • CJ 408- Principles of Crime Analysis

Living-Learning Communities

For first-year students in the School of Business, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, we offer the CONNECT program to ensure a smooth transition into college life. CONNECT students live together in a newly renovated residence hall, where they also take classes, have close access to professional advising, peer mentors, tutoring, and additional co-curricular programs.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Criminal Justice, Politics and History faculty directory.

Faculty Spotlight

Kimberly Stewart

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Professor Kimberly Stewart, a former public defender in Lynn, Massachusetts, gained her passion for the field of criminal justice because of her love of the law and it was further solidified when she was able to interact with individuals from all sectors of the criminal justice spectrum including police, probation and parole, prosecutors, judges, and victim and witness advocates. For Professor Stewart, the challenge of putting together the ‘puzzle’ of the field of criminal justice is what she finds so ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

Students with a degree in Criminal Justice are presented with many career paths for serving society and helping people.  In fact, part of the appeal of criminal justice is the variety of career opportunities to consider. Careers in the field of criminal justice are as varied as the people who choose to pursue them and include:

  • Youth services and juvenile justice
  • Law enforcement
  • Probation
  • Courts
  • Victim advocacy and assistance
  • Claims investigation
  • Community outreach coordinator
  • Parole
  • Private/corporate security and investigations
  • Corrections
  • Counselling
  • Crime analysis
  • Case management
  • Substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation
  • Child welfare
  • Crime and crime prevention research

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge with my students, but I equally enjoy learning from my students. I think the give and take in the classroom is the best part of teaching.
Kimberly Stewart

Assistant Professor

Criminal Justice, Politics & History in the School of Social Sciences & Humanities