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Criminal Justice, Associate of Arts

Some amazing classes
you can take at Saint Leo

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Substantive Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Homeland Defense
  • Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation

Why choose a Criminal Justice degree?

Get a jump-start on a career making your community a safer place. As a student in Saint Leo’s Criminal Justice program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of law enforcement, including investigation procedures and the court system.

Where else are you going to learn the latest techniques from faculty members who've served more than 25 years as crime scene investigators, local and federal agents, chief deputies, detectives and FBI advisors? Saint Leo professors are leading experts on all the skills you need to get your foot in the door: interrogation, non-verbal communication, hostage negotiation, and international sex and organ trafficking. And Saint Leo is an approved educational partner by the FBI National Academy Associates.

Ranked among the nation's most military-friendly institutions by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines, Saint Leo University has been educating criminal justice professionals for more than three decades. In the Catholic spirit, we base our criminal justice model on a steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value and gifts of all people.

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What can you do with a specialization in Criminal Justice?

Graduates pursue entry-level positions in law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, government agencies, private security companies and other security-related jobs in the private and public sectors.
  • Corrections Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Security Guard
  • Coast Guard Officer
  • Bailiff
  • State Trooper
  • Paralegal
  • Victim Witness Assistant
  • Probation Officer

Professional development opportunities.

Field placement

Earn your police standard certificate with training at the Pasco-Hernando Police Academy. Intern with the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. District Court and Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Hands-on learning

Testify and sit on a jury for a courtroom role-playing assignment. Stand in the death chamber of the Florida state prison. Examine fingerprints in a forensics lab.

Where are Saint Leo University Criminal Justice graduates now?

  • Secret Service
  • FBI
  • Tampa Police Department
  • Atlanta Police Department
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