Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

You are interested in the law… Whether that means becoming a lawyer, getting involved in law enforcement as a detective or in forensics, even social work, you want to use your career to understand and uphold the law.

Program Description

The Criminal Justice degree at Tennessee Wesleyan prepares students with an understanding of the law. Students learn the process, from crime to trial, through courses with integrated curriculum. We have two undergrad programs formatted specific to your needs.

Our in-person program is a traditional undergraduate program offered on our Athens, TN campus. Newly launched, our online program is specific to adult learners looking to complete their degree.

Students can also choose the Forensics emphasis to include focused courses like Drugs and Crime, Forensics, and Trial Practice.

Career Opportunities

Students with a Criminal Justice degree from TWU are able to utilize their majors by following several different career paths. Graduates have gone on to law school, many find themselves in jobs in the field, such as police detective, probation officer, or correctional supervisor. Students attend graduate school, enter the social work field, and more.

Program Experiences

Criminal Justice majors have multiple opportunities for involvement within the program, including the Criminal Justice Club, the biennial trip to Washington D.C., the annual event hosting world renowned forensic anthropologist, Dr. Bill Bass, and more.

One popular feature of the Criminal Justice major is the processing of a crime scene in Crime Scene Forensics class each fall, immediately proceeded by the trying of the case in Trial Practice and Evidence class each spring.


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