Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies: Criminal Justice Minor

  • Overview

    This minor provides students with opportunities to prepare for the broad field of law enforcement.

     

    This includes policing, corrections, paralegal, public administration, security, criminology, private investigation, and insurance investigation. The curriculum has been developed by law enforcement professionals with both practical and academic expertise, and it offers a solid background in criminal justice laws and theories

    Also, as part of the Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program you can complement your minor with another area of study. The IDS program is similar to a General Studies program in that you can customize your learning experience, work toward your individual goals, and excel quickly toward your degree. Learn more about other approved minors in the program.

    Note: You can also earn an Associate of Science, IDS with a minor in Criminal Justice.

    At a Glance

    • Flexible online format that allows you to study at your own schedule, at your own pace and at your own location.
    • Courses include examination of criminal justice from a sociological and legal perspective. Courses blend content with prior or current professional experience, allowing for immediate application in the work setting.
    • Faculty with practical experience in law enforcement and criminal justice work one-on-one with you to ensure your success.
    • Flexible online format that allows you to study at your own schedule, at your own pace and at your own location. No on-campus residency required.
  • Curriculum

    Bachelor degree students must complete 128 credits, and at least 25% must be completed through Saint Joseph's College. As part of the IDS program, baccalaureate students will have an opportunity to study across disciplines. Students pursuing an associate’s degree in IDS will complete one approved minor. Students can also pursue the Criminal Justice minor as part of the Associate of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (AS CJ, IDS) degree program.

  • Some of our faculty
    • Dale Brooker

      Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Department

      PhD, Sam Houston State University
      MA, Western Michigan University
      BS, State University of New York

      Learn more about Dale

    • Linda Barker

      Instructor of Criminal Justice

      MSED, University of New England
      BA, University of Southern Maine
      AS, Southern Maine Community College

      Learn more about Linda

    • Katrina Hoop

      Associate Professor, Sociology Department

      PhD, Loyola University Chicago
      MA, Loyola University Chicago
      BA, Northeastern University

      Learn more about Katrina

    Dale Brooker

    Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Department

    PhD, Sam Houston State University
    MA, Western Michigan University
    BS, State University of New York

    Learn more about Dale

    Linda Barker

    Instructor of Criminal Justice

    MSED, University of New England
    BA, University of Southern Maine
    AS, Southern Maine Community College

    Learn more about Linda

    Katrina Hoop

    Associate Professor, Sociology Department

    PhD, Loyola University Chicago
    MA, Loyola University Chicago
    BA, Northeastern University

    Learn more about Katrina

  • Student Stories
    • Richard Brendan Maloney

      Saint Joseph's College online is convenient and administration is very friendly. I've made great connections with professors. 

    • Giovanna Carvelli

      Saint Joseph's College is a great school with so many opportunities and flexibilities for its students!

    • David Shaggy

      Overall experience is great. Good staff, advisors, professors. Feels more like home.

  • Career Moves
    Job opportunities in most local police departments will be favorable for qualified individuals, whereas competition is expected for jobs in state and federal agencies. As-fast-as-average employment growth is expected. Employment of police and detectives is expected to grow 10 percent over the 2008–18 decade, about as fast as the average for all occupations.