We give students a solid background in leadership, law, and the meaning of justice.
Husson can help you prepare for many careers in the criminal justice field, as well as help you advance in a career you have already started. Husson students can choose from a variety of degree options in Criminal Justice including: Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree, Dual Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, Dual Bachelor's and Master's degree (completed in 5 years), and the Master's degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Undergraduate students in this program may choose from a wide range of internships and attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in their senior year to pursue certification to become eligible for employment as a full-time law enforcement officer upon graduation.
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration Program incorporates the strengths in the traditional areas of law, budgeting, and policy-making, with careful attention to the development of skills in communication, interpersonal relations, psychology and leadership essential to effective performance in organizations.
Criminal Justice Program Associations and Partnershipsâ€¨
The following will take you to the homepages for each organization:
- The National Partnership for Careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security has named Husson University as a Regional Center for Criminal Justice in New England. Click here to go to the Center's webpage for additional information.
- Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA)
- Maine Chiefs of Police Association
- Academy of Criminal Justice Science (ACJS)
- Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Science (NEACJS)
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
- American Society of Criminology (ASC)
- American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI)
NOTE: ANY FELONY OR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR CLASS D MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION, OR ANY SIGNIFICANT PRIOR OR CURRENT DRUG USE WILL DISQUALIFY MOST PEOPLE SEEKING JOBS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, CORRECTIONS, PROBATION/PAROLE, OR FORENSICS.