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Criminal Justice

Are you interested in learning about the causes, consequences, and control of crime? Perhaps you’re hooked on CSI, NCIS, and Law and Order – television shows that feed America’s obsession with the use of science to solve criminal mysteries. You can be part of this cutting edge of criminal investigation.

If either of these describe you, then Marymount’s programs in Criminal Justice will satisfy your academic and professional goals.

Marymount’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
is distinctive in its combined emphasis of introductory professional skills and theoretical foundations. By examining decision-making processes, including policy analysis and day-to-day practical operations of various components of the criminal justice system, you will learn to apply theory to practice. Ethical decision making is also emphasized.

Marymount’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Forensic Science concentration
is designed for the student who is interested in a career as a criminal investigator or forensic laboratory technician. This science-intensive program is also ideal for students who are interested in the application of science to law, such as law enforcement or medicine.

Marymount's Forensic Scholars Program
Interested in the field of Forensic and Legal Psychology? Do you have a strong academic profile? Marymount's Forensic Scholars Program offers you an opportunity to guarantee your place in the university's competitive Forensic and Legal Psychology program.

While other undergraduates will need to apply to the graduate program, qualifying Forensic Scholars are exempt from this process. The Forensic Scholars Program is open to a select group of incoming first-year students who are chosen by the Forensic Admissions committee and must meet stringent continuation requirements. Find more information or apply to the program at www.muforensic.com.

If you have questions, call the admissions office at 1-800-548-7638 or email Lauren Snyder.
Why should you consider Marymount?
Located just minutes from the nation’s capital, Marymount offers you fantastic opportunities to work with, and learn from, leaders at regional and national criminal justice agencies. Marymount’s close proximity to major investigative agencies, such as the FBI, DEA, and ATF, as well as world-class universities, provides a springboard to advanced study in forensic science and helps prepare you to pursue professional careers in crime scene search and criminal investigation. Those seeking employment in forensic labs typically are required to have advanced training in the physical and biological sciences beyond the baccalaureate degree.

Marymount faculty members hold degrees in a variety of fields, including law, justice, society, sociology, public policy, and administration. Moreover, a number of full- and part-time instructors have had extensive backgrounds in law enforcement, as well as judicial and research agencies. Our full-time professors, all of whom hold terminal degrees, routinely publish in academic and professional journals and present scholarly papers at national and international conferences.

Contact Information

Sociology & Criminal Justice Department

Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

Questions? Call:
(800) 548-7638 or (703) 284-1500

E-mail: admissions@marymount.edu

Faculty Spotlight

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Dr. Stephanie K. Ellis
Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Stephanie K. Ellis's research is related to juvenile justice.