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Criminal Justice

Learn to analyze and solve real-life criminal justice problems as Bay Path University prepares you for a career in law enforcement, criminology, public service or advocacy.

Why Criminal Justice at Bay Path University?

Study criminal justice at Bay Path, and find your passion in a field that spans homeland security, emergency management, law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, social support, and juvenile justice. 

Criminal justice is a form of public service—depending on what you want to pursue, you will be working with individuals and/or communities.  Whatever the profession, you are making our world safer and carrying out our laws.  If you are considering a career in this area, here’s a checklist of some of the qualities you need:  excellent communication skills, good judgement, empathy to others, leadership, and a strong ethically grounding.  

Bay Path’s criminal justice programs will give you a broader understanding of the issues within our communities. As a criminal justice student, you will:

  • Examine criminal behaviors, and society’s prevention methods and responses
  • Hone your critical-thinking and communication skills
  • Understand the historical, political and social context of women in the criminal justice system
  • Manage, lead and evaluate organizational goals and ethical standards
  • Conduct and analyze primary research
  • Develop specialized knowledge and skills in your chosen field