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Study Criminal Justice Through A Restorative Lens

The field of criminal justice is evolving. Embrace healing, restoration, and community building. Join the transformation by earning your bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Learn technical, investigative, and communication skills. Navigate complex social issues and crises with a faith-based worldview. Build your career in criminal justice and change the nation.

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Program Highlights

Restorative justice focuses on the needs for the victim, the offender, and the community.

Incorporate Social Work and Communication courses to develop a restorative approach.

Participate in local, state, and federal internships.

Greater Stories

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"One of the best things about being a Criminal Justice student at Roberts was being able to learn under the great diversity of focus in the Criminal Justice professors. I learned about all of the different fields and chose the right one for me. I had amazing mentors who prepared me for the real world.”

Andrea Didas, Criminal Justice Major

What Will I Learn

The program combines the technical skills needed to succeed while providing you a liberal arts foundation to make you a well-rounded professional. The program will prepare you to serve in the growing industry, emphasizing restorative justice.

You’ll study:
  • Criminal justice, law, and investigations
  • The fundamentals of law enforcement
  • The court system
  • The needs of crime victims
  • Corrections that seek to restore
  • Research methods
  • Ethical practice

Career Outlook


  • Monroe County District Attorney's Office
  • Monroe County Courts
  • State and Local Police Departments
  • U.S. Federal Agencies
  • Wegmans
  • Paychex


  • Judicial services
  • Police Officer
  • Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Officer
  • Investigators for the Public Defender and District Attorney's Offices
  • Probation Officers
  • Victim Assistance
  • Parole Officers
  • Private Security

Grad Schools

  • Roberts Wesleyan University
  • Mercyhurst College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Adler University
  • University at Albany
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Frequently Asked Questions

Criminal justice is the profession that addresses the needs of the victim, offender, and community after a crime has been committed. It also proactively works to prevent crime through efforts such as community services and education.

Roberts’ Criminal Justice Department has a focus on restorative justice. You will learn a comprehensive and unique approach to the complicated issues facing society today.

A criminal justice degree prepares you for service in the field of criminal justice.

The Roberts criminal justice program has a special focus on restorative justice and crisis intervention. It also involves studying law enforcement, private security systems, judicial systems, forensic science, correctional services, and more.

A criminal justice degree opens you up to many opportunities, such as working in:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Private Security
  • Victim Assistance

Yes! If you come to campus for an individual visit, you can meet individually with a professor to get an overview of the major and your individual questions answered. Our Discovery Day events typically include a Faculty & Services Expo, where you can meet your future professors.

We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Our Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their effort to maximize financial aid. We award financial assistance to 100% of our undergraduate students.

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