Criminal Justice Degree Information

Explore Issues of Gender, Race, Religion, and Cultural Differences as You Build Your Expertise

This liberal arts program includes examination of law enforcement, security, investigation, adjudication, corrections, crime prevention, and social services. Study issues of gender, race, religion, and cultural difference as you learn to work constructively towards crime prevention. Join the Student Government Association to gain practical political and judicial experience. Work on campus as a security officer, EMT, or firefighter.

Graduates of our Criminal Justice major go on to work for prestigious national organizations. Other graduates have gone on to competitive graduate and law schools.

A major and minor are offered.

Criminal Justice Club

This educational club will provide you with knowledge about the Criminal Justice world, help you develop contacts and opportunities in this industry, and enable you to raise awareness about crime and justice issues within Franklin Pierce University and the community as a whole.

Alpha Phi Sigma

You have the opportunity to join Pi Beta Ro Franklin Pierce's chapter of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society if you meet national requirements for induction.

Judicial BoardYou have the opportunity to serve on Franklin Pierce's Student Judicial Board.
Serve Alongside Campus Safety Professionals

You have the opportunity to serve alongside Campus Safety professionals as security officers, EMTs and firefighters.

  • Casey Seigle, a criminal justice major, graduated from Franklin Pierce in 2007 and was immediately hired by the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department as a patrolman. Recently, Casey has been promoted to the Community Policing Division. In this video, he talks about how his education at Franklin Pierce University helped him to be an effective policeman in situations that require sensitivity to diversity, on-the-spot problem solving and mediation skills.

    Casey Seigle '07 

    Police Officer, Manchester Police Department 

  • Sarah Blackman '16

    Sarah Blackman describes her growth as a student of criminal justice and as an intern at the Cheshire County House of Corrections in Keene, NH.

    Sarah Blackman '16 

    Graduate of Franklin Pierce University 

  • Brad Arena '14

    Criminal Justice major Brad Arena recently graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 2014. He describes how studying Criminal Justice, interning with the Boston office of the FBI and getting involved in campus clubs and activities impacted his life.

    Brad Arena '14

    Graduate of Fraklin Pierce University 

Sample Career Opportunities
Franklin Pierce graduates have gone on to enjoy careers and internships with such organizations as:
Jobs
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Secret Service Agency
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Vermont State Police
  • Federal Medical Center, Devens, MA
Internships
  • State and Local Police Departments
  • District Attorney Offices
  • Cheshire County Department of Corrections
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Secret Service Agency
  • Drug Enforcement Agency

Faculty

Our dedicated faculty are at the heart of providing academic instruction and a Pierce education. Learn more about our knowledgeable faculty and their areas of study.

Behavioral Sciences Faculty Bios

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Want to Know More?

Download the Criminal Justice Program SheetDownload a Criminal Justice program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.


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