Grow your Passion for Public Service


Go beyond the broad questions of the justice system. At Stevenson, you’ll be challenged to confront the fundamental societal issues of both crime and justice, not just in the United States but on a global level as well. Our program aims to improve the quality of justice through education, research, and public service. Additionally, our faculty are experts in their field, committed to bringing their knowledge into the classroom and share their real-world experience with their students firsthand.

Want to go the extra mile? Our Bachelor’s to Master’s Option allows you to graduate with a master’s in as little as five years.

Graduates of the Criminal Justice program will:

  • Analyze the theories, practices, and policies of the branches of criminal justice including governmental agencies and other institutions of social control.
  • Apply principles of substantive criminal law and procedure to criminal justice practice.
  • Utilize appropriate oral and written communication, critical thinking, and research skills for the criminal justice discipline.
  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making practices while working in the criminal justice field.
  • Apply academic preparation to professional experience in the criminal justice field.

Stevenson Stories: Mock Trial

Stevenson Criminal Justice

Career Connections

Internship Placements

  • Baltimore City Public Defender’s
  • Baltimore County Police
  • Department of Juvenile Services
  • Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS)
  • U.S. Marshals Service

Top Employers

  • Baltimore County State Attorney’s
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
  • FBI
  • Maryland State Police
  • NSA

Graduate Opportunities

  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Stevenson University
  • Thomas Colley law School
  • Towson University
  • University of Baltimore, Law School

Career Pathways

  • Child Welfare Caseworker
  • Counterintelligence Agent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Public Defender

Meet Our Students & Alumni

Service in Action

Ruben Amaya

Criminal Justice

As a criminal justice major, Chief Justice for the Student Government Association, and former attorney for the Mock Trial team, Ruben’s future is focused on addressing inequalities people face in the criminal justice system.

Study Criminal Justice at Stevenson


The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Course Preview

CJUS 205Ethics Principles in Criminal Justice3 credits
CJUS 280Law Enforcement3 credits
CJUS 345Victimology3 credits
CJUS 380American Courts and the Criminal Justice System3 credits
CJUS 385Research Methods in Criminal Justice3 credits
POSCI 205State & Local Government3 credits

Academic Catalog

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, and suggested course sequence for Stevenson’s Criminal Justice Program

Minors and Other Options

Minor in Criminal Justice

A minor in criminal justice is available. All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. A minor in criminal justice requires a minimum of 6 courses (18 credits) with a CJUS prefix. Please see an academic advisor for more information. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.

Minors at Stevenson

Add a Professional Minor

Open yourself up to additional career paths with one of our professional minors. Each minor is designed to pair with students’ majors to give them additional career options, a competitive edge in the job market, and an opportunity to shape their Stevenson experience to meet their specific career goals. 

Find a Professional Minor

Bachelor’s to Master’s Option

BS/MS options are available for students majoring in Criminal Justice who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework while working toward a Stevenson University Master’s Degree in one of the following:

Explore more Bachelor’s to Master’s Options

FYS 100First Year Seminar1 credit
CJUS 101Introduction to Criminal Justice3 credits
CJUS 205Ethics Principles in Criminal Justice3 credits
CJUS 210Writing for Criminal Justice3 credits
CJUS 220Criminal Law and Procedure3 credits
CJUS 275Corrections3 credits
CJUS 280Law Enforcement3 credits
CJUS 285Criminology3 credits
CJUS 345Victimology3 credits
CJUS 380American Courts and the Criminal Justice System3 credits
CJUS 385Research Methods in Criminal Justice3 credits
CJUS 417Internship3 credits
MATH 136Introduction to Statistics4 credits
PSY 136Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences4 credits
POSCI 205State & Local Government3 credits
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Practice What You Preach: Stevenson’s Mock Trial

Stevenson Legal Studies students can participate in our Mock Trial, preparing them for careers in the legal profession. Our Mock Trial teams have competed against teams from across the mid-Atlantic, including Johns Hopkins University, Bucknell University, Howard University, UMBC, and Haverford College.

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