School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Bachelor of Science
Learn from industry professionals and internship at top law enforcement agencies.
In Mount Ida’s Criminal Justice program, our students are prepared for life after graduation with a comprehensive understanding of crime and justice issues. Instruction is individualized, provided by professors who are accomplished professionals with hands-on and current experience.
Preparation for the real world.
Students in the Criminal Justice program enjoy opportunities such as the CJFS (the Criminal Justice Forensic Science Club), which hosts regular guest speakers in the field. Mount Ida Criminal Justice majors also have access to many professional internship opportunities, with a rich variety of internships in nearby Boston, a world-class city with top-notch criminal justice operations at the federal, state and local levels. Our Criminal Justice students complete their internships during their junior and senior years.
For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Criminal Justice degree program in our College Catalog.
Program Requirements - 120 credits, broken out into the following categories:
- 60 credits - Program Requirements Courses
- 36 credits - All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
- 24 credits - Open Electives
Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:
- CJ 115 - Criminal Law
- CJ 235 - Drug Interactions and Criminal Behavior Patterns
- CJ 323 - Criminal Profiling Strategies
- CJ 405 - Current Social Issues in Criminal Justice
- PS 101 - Introduction to Psychology
Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.
As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.
To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Criminal Justice, Politics and History faculty directory.
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Professor Kimberly Stewart, a former public defender in Lynn, Massachusetts, gained her passion for the field of criminal justice because of her love of the law and it was further solidified when she was able to interact with individuals from all sectors of the criminal justice spectrum including police, probation and parole, prosecutors, judges, and victim and witness advocates. For Professor Stewart, the challenge of putting together the ‘puzzle’ of the field of criminal justice is what she finds so ...
Life after Graduation.
One of the nation’s fastest-growing academic disciplines, the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Mount Ida College offers outstanding professional opportunities. Our Criminal Justice graduates have a diverse range of work and advanced study opportunities, including:
- Law enforcement agencies
- Highway patrol
- State bureaus of investigation
- Port authorities
- Parks/wildlife agencies
- U.S Drug Enforcement Administration
- U.S. Marshals Service
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
- Law school
- Forensic Science graduate programs
- Social Work graduate programs
We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.
Tuition Fees and Aid
Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.
Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.
Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.
*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.
of Mount Ida students receive some form of financial aid