Criminal Justice

Pursue a Degree or Minor in Criminal Justice at Northern Vermont University

Student-Centered, Career-Oriented Curriculum

The criminal justice program at NVU-Lyndon allows students interested in a range of careers or who plan to go on to graduate school, to earn a B.S. or A.S. in criminal justice. 

Our student-centered curriculum is unique, flexible, and allows you to focus on the areas of criminal justice studies that appeal to your interests. We offer summer, winter, condensed, and online classes as well, to work with your schedule and to make it possible for you to finish your degree early.

A broad range of course offerings will allow you to critically examine the criminal justice system as a whole. You’ll study traditional criminal justice systems, such as law enforcement, corrections, courts, and juvenile justice systems. You’ll also have the chance to explore contemporary issues such as terrorism, media and crime, environmental justice, and women, girls, and crime. No matter what your focus, however, you’ll graduate well-prepared for a career or graduate studies.

Unique Course Offerings

Classes like Investigation Sciences, GIS Crime Mapping in Communities, Advanced GIS Techniques, as well as a course on program evaluation and policy analysis (Criminal Justice Administration) will help you develop the professional, marketable skills you need to stand out in the job market. Our program also offers special topics courses offered each year, giving you the opportunity to explore contemporary criminal justice issues not often examined in depth within CRJ programs, such as hate crimes, the war on drugs, gangs, and rural criminology.