About the Program
The Criminal Justice program uses a social science perspective to study the nature and causes of crime and provides a comprehensive understanding of the United States criminal justice system.
Lees-McRae College students who major in Criminal Justice benefit from a unique, holistic learning environment. The program of study challenges the student to view crime, law, and social problems from the perspectives of psychology and sociology, as well as those of the specialized Criminal Justice discipline. An internship gives the student hands-on experience and a chance to develop professional relationships. The Senior Research Seminar is a capstone experience where the student works collaboratively with faculty to research a topic of his or her interest, present results and get involved with community service.
Graduates of the program work in law enforcement and investigative agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. Opportunities include correctional institutions, adult and juvenile probation and parole, victim’s services, homeland security, private security and other human services-related fields.