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Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice degree is designed to provide students with a broad education based in the social sciences and, at the same time, introduce them to the goals and processes of the entire criminal justice system.


  • The Department of Criminal Justice is one of the largest on campus with over 300 students enrolled in the major.
  • The program has a cooperative agreement with the Delta College Police Academy that permits our students to earn 12 Academy credits toward the SVSU degree.
  • Class sizes range from 20 to 35 students, allowing for meaningful faculty-student interaction.

Program Objectives

  • Prepare students for entry-level positions in a variety of public and private agencies related to criminal justice.
  • Provide the opportunity for practicing police officers to enhance their professional knowledge and abilities.
  • Provide students with the background necessary to pursue graduate studies.

Related Links

  • Report conducted by CJ faculty designed to provide insight into voter attitudes in Saginaw regarding public safety tax proposals