Understand where laws come from, how they are upheld, and how laws interact with cultures to affect social justice. Prepare for a career in the criminal justice field or a law-related field such as politics, business and law.
Through the University Center at Harper College, explore the tensions and challenges in the criminal justice system and seek to improve it through a socially responsive perspective. The BA in Criminal Justice is the only degree program of its kind in Chicagoland devoted to social justice. Students work collaboratively with community organizations to achieve common social justice goals. You can mentor at-risk youth, design meaningful social justice activities and assist organizations in developing community programs. We also offer a dynamic study abroad program that allows you to spend one week abroad studying the justice system in a foreign country.
Through comprehensive curriculum in such classes as Crime in America, Police and Society, and Women and Crime, you will:
Roosevelt’s minor in legal studies prepares students for a professional career in a law- related field (law, politics, business) and is open to anyone interested in law in society and legal development.
Courses are offered in-person at the University Center. Some courses are offered online.
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