We cultivate a commitment to the principles of justice, ethics, and public service in our students, as well as the necessary leadership skills to become federal agents, lawyers, foreign-service officers, police officers, and game wardens.
As a Criminal Justice major at Norwich, you’ll develop a broad understanding of crime, criminal law, criminal-justice procedures, and the socio-cultural environment in which human behavior occurs. Exceptional faculty, guest lecturers, and field trips showcase the interdependence between theory, research-based knowledge, and practice.
You’ll gain hands-on experience and real-world knowledge through internships with court, correctional, and law-enforcement agencies and receive career counseling and pre-law advising. Many courses incorporate case analyses, police and court observation, simulations and guest lectures by judges, lawyers, correction commissioners, and lawmakers. Internships and work-study opportunities are also available at the Vermont Center for Justice Research.
Further opportunities to extend classroom learning can be found in student clubs, such as the Alpha Phi Sigma honor society and the Criminal Justice Student Association, and through study abroad. We also offer a Criminal Justice minor and specialty minors in Transnational Crime and Cyber Crime and Computer Forensics.