Because hands-on experience is a critical component of our program, all criminal justice majors must complete an internship (also referred to as a field experience) during their senior year, unless they are currently working in the criminal justice field. You will also find numerous opportunities to participate in research and assist local prisons and law enforcement, beginning your first year here.
As a criminal justice major or minor, you can get involved in research projects throughout your studies here. Options include:
Internships are an ideal way to:
Beginning your junior year, you will work closely with your academic adviser to choose an internship opportunity that best meets your career goals. You will be able to choose to work with facilities in the Lehigh Valley or in the jurisdiction in which you plan to live after graduation. You may also specify what type of criminal justice position you would like to experience.
Students may choose to work in any field of criminal justice, including:
Speak with your faculty adviser to determine what type of internship will best suit your career goals.