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School of Social Sciences & Humanities

Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science

Learn from industry professionals and internship at top law enforcement agencies.

Criminal Justice

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.

To further expand your knowledge and career options, consider Forensic Science or Psychology as a Minor.

You can also opt to take a double major as Forensic Science and Psychology are excellent choices.

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

Living-Learning Communities

For first-year students in the School of Business, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, we offer the CONNECT program to ensure a smooth transition into college life. CONNECT students live together in a newly renovated residence hall, where they also take classes, have close access to professional advising, peer mentors, tutoring, and additional co-curricular programs.

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.

Faculty Spotlight

Kimberly Stewart

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 at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

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
  • FBI
  • 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

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

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

Tuition:

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.

Aid:
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.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge with my students, but I equally enjoy learning from my students. I think the give and take in the classroom is the best part of teaching.
Kimberly Stewart

Assistant Professor

Criminal Justice, Politics & History in the School of Social Sciences & Humanities