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Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts


Some amazing classes
you can take at Saint Leo

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Police Organization and Administration
  • Substantive Criminal Law
  • Forensic Science and Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Homeland Defense

Why choose a Criminal Justice degree?

Create safer communities, and improve the lives of people everywhere. As a bachelors in Criminal Justice student, you’ll develop the highly specialized knowledge and leadership skills to decode and correct criminals, work with law enforcement agencies, and investigate crimes in Florida, the United States and the world.

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. Jobsand 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.

B.A. Criminal Justice specializations are available in Criminalistics and Homeland Security. Saint Leo also offers graduate-level Criminal Justice degrees.

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What can you do with a Criminal Justice degree?

Graduates rapidly advance in the criminal justice system and pursue graduate study in criminal justice administration and related fields.
  • Corrections Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • CIA Agent
  • Coast Guard
  • Bailiff
  • State Trooper
  • Loss Prevention Investigator
  • Victim Witness Assistant
  • Juvenile Probation Officer

Professional development opportunities.

Field placement

Earn your police standard certificate with training at the Pasco-Hernando Police Academy. Intern with agencies such as 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.

Co-curricular activities

Become an active member of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society.

Where are Saint Leo Criminal Justice grads now?

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