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The criminology/criminal justice degree helps students develop the essential skills, dispositions, and insights necessary to function as servant-leaders in the various fields of criminology and criminal justice, while also preparing students for further graduate work in these and related fields such as law, social services, and research. 

The criminology/criminal justice degree is for students who want to make a difference in their local communities. The criminal justice field can offer dozens of rewarding job opportunities in areas like crime prevention, victim advocacy, corrections and rehabilitation, and investigative work. Much of the recent community work around trauma has centered on the criminal justice system.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in criminal justice are growing faster than average, and are expected to grow by about 5% from 2019 to 2029.  In these jobs, students will positively impact their communities and beyond by being trained at Milligan as servant leaders with a quality education providing the knowledge and skills to do this career with excellence

Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.

Faculty

The criminology/criminal justice major is taught by qualified & experienced faculty. Teaching you is more than a job to our faculty—it’s a mission. They are dedicated teachers, experienced professionals, and trusted mentors who invest time, energy, and ideas to inspire you and help you reach your highest potential. They bring to the classroom a broad range of business, industry, and consulting experience, as well as outstanding academic credentials. While their primary focus is teaching and mentoring, many are also involved in academic research, publishing articles and books, and serving in professional organizations. This keeps them up-to-date and ready to share the latest and most timely information with our students.

John Paul Abner
Professor of Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Counseling; Director of Academic Advising

Professor of Counseling, Director of the Campus Counseling Center

Joy Drinnon
Professor of Psychology; Director of Undergraduate Research

Amy Edmonds
Associate Professor of Political Science

Professor Emerita of Sociology and Missions

Hongyou Lu
Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies; Engineering Program Development Associate

Dr. Lori Mills, professor of psychology at Milligan
Professor of Psychology

Associate Professor of Counseling

Rebecca Sapp
Area Chair of Social Learning; Professor of Counseling; MSC Program Director

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