The Loras College Criminal Justice major draws upon the perspectives of a number of academic disciplines, including criminal justice, social work, sociology, psychology and political science. Students who graduate from Loras with a Criminal Justice degree are able to apply their knowledge, assess consequences of alternative courses of action and make decisions based upon appropriate, legal, social and ethical considerations. The Criminal Justice learning experience culminates in a field-instruction component that puts into practice much of the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.
 
Many graduates are employed in traditional criminal justice careers including law enforcement and community-based corrections. A significant number of students also pursue graduate-level education or law school programs. Loras Criminal Justice alumni have found success as assistant professors, federal probation officers, attorneys, state troopers, police officers, sheriff’s deputies, customs and border patrol and nuclear security officers.
Career Opportunities

After receiving your degree from Loras, your career could take off into one of these fields:

• Law Enforcement
• Community-Based Corrections
• Assistant Professor
• Federal Probation
• Attorney
• State Trooper
• Police Officer
• Sheriff’s Deputies
• Customs and Border Patrol
• Nuclear Security

Learn More

Success Stories From Criminal Justice Alumni
Loras Understands the Importance of Real-World Experiences
Criminal Justice Internships Opportunities
CJ Program Includes Traditional Classroom Activities & Experiential Components
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