The Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Augustine’s University, through partnerships with agencies within and related to the criminal justice field, creates the fundamental preparation for successful careers and responsible citizenship.  The academic pursuit of excellence for both students and faculty is provided in a learning environment that combines theoretical knowledge with practical application. Students develop the ability to think creatively and critically as they seek to explain complex phenomena regarding criminality, human behavior, its propensity to crime, and systemic problems in the criminal justice system. A Criminal Justice Major is guided through a career-oriented curriculum that prepares each for a professional career in a criminal justice related arena and advanced education. This combination of training and education is the foundation of the Criminal Justice program. Students completing the degree program in Criminal Justice:

  • Will possess the ability to identify, locate, and use legal, technological and other professional resource materials
  • Will be able to demonstrate critical thinking and applied research skill by use of the scientific method for inquiry
  • Will benefit from engaged learning through practical experiences in a criminal justice related agency consistent with their specified career
  • Will possess the skills necessary to enter into graduate or professional study and/or enter into a criminal justice related job field Will become sensitive to the elements of cultural diversity and its role in the criminal justice system

DEGREES OFFERED

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ADDITIONAL DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

With a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Saint Augustine’s University, you can pursue a career from an array of stimulating careers such as:

  • Attorney
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent (FBI)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration Agent (DEA)
  • Criminalist
  • Federal Police Officer
  • S.W.A.T. Officer
  • Paralegal

FACULTY

James Lyons

Dr. James Lyons

Chair
jelyons@st-aug.edu
919.516.4373

Rosalynde M. Fenner

Rosalynde M. Fenner

Professor
rmfenner@st-aug.edu
919.516.4832

Babette Robinson

Babette Robinson

Assistant Professor
brrobinson@st-aug.edu
919.516.4222

Patrick Webb

Patrick Webb, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
prwebb@st-aug.edu
919.516.4186