Beginning fall of 2018, Concordia College New York will offer an undergraduate Criminal Justice major.
With a BA in Criminal Justice from Concordia, students can pursue a broad spectrum of careers in areas including criminal justice administration, forensic investigation, counseling, corrections, juvenile justice and public welfare.
The degree program will have an interdisciplinary structure. Sociology courses will give students insight into the impact of socioeconomic class and culture. In Social Work courses, students will examine the interplay of family dynamics, social forces and social services. Through courses in psychology, students will better understand how thoughts, emotions and the brain influence human behavior. Coursework includes a 6-credit internship, plus a range of recommended electives in political science and history.
Interim Dean of Concordia’s School of Humanities Dr. Jason Thoms said: “Concordia’s BA in Criminal Justice will provide students with a framework for understanding human behavior and an ability to empathize with people in a variety of situations. Graduates will find these to be valuable assets as they live out Concordia’s mission, pursuing lives of passion, purpose and service.”