Criminal Justice Studies

Bradley’s criminal justice studies program prepares you to pursue a career in any career within the legal system.

93% career outcomes rate for 2015-16 graduates - 95% knowledge rate
12 to 1 student faculty ratio
Top Illinois Regional University - U.S.News
100% of classes taught by faculty

The Bradley Advantage

Bradley’s criminal justice studies program pairs theory with practice to strengthen your understanding of the law enforcement, court and corrections systems. You take research courses to learn why systems function certain ways, then you participate in an internship to gain experience in your chosen profession. Courses often approach topics from the perspective of justice, which means you spend time thinking about the implications of policies and procedures within criminal justice systems.

Successful Outcomes

The criminal justice studies degree successfully prepares you to enter the workforce or graduate school. In recent years, most students found jobs or continued their education within six months of graduation. Recent graduates are working for sheriff’s departments, the Internal Revenue Service and Federal Bureau of Investigations. Others are attending graduate school at DePaul University and St. Louis University.


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