Criminal Justice Degree

Justice with a Forensic Lining

From prosecuting a witness in a mock trial to analyzing evidence with state-of-the-art forensic technology to investigating a staged crime scene, Quincy University has the tools for success in criminal justice.

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Your Courses – Criminal Justice Degree

The Criminal Justice curriculum draws on our professors’ years of experience and QU’s specialized technology to prepare students to enter the field as respected professionals. From Crime Analysis to Criminology, students will learn both the reasons for and results of crimes. This knowledge prepares students to enter the field as well-prepared, capable enforcers of the law, whether they are in the courtroom or in the field.

Setting the Bar

The skills I learned [at Quincy University] helped me in my current job and they helped me when I was in law school.
Mallory Littlejohn '08, Lawyer

A Few of Your Career Options:

  • Police Officer
  • Attorney
  • Security Firm Consultant
  • Private Investigator
  • Forensic Specialist
  • Criminal Profiler
  • Court Reporter

Active Learning Opportunities and Clubs

  • Attend court proceedings at the federal court in Quincy and watch real trials
  • Join the Quincy University mock trial team and participate in competitions
  • Intern for pay at several local Quincy government departments including the police and probation departments
Fun Fact: Assistant professor of music and director of bands, Bill Machold is the drummer in one of the region’s most popular rock bands—Raised on Radio!

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