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In the study of criminal justice, you learn through experience. And no university gives you better opportunities to put your skills to work than Northeastern.

Ranked #1 in the nation for programs that combine classroom learning with real-world experience, Northeastern University promises an exciting, challenging program designed to challenge students intellectually in their academic studies, as well as in professional settings. In an increasingly tight job market, Northeastern students graduate with substantial real-world experience, giving them a competitive advantage.

In addition to the advantages of the Northeastern co-op program, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is home to internationally renowned faculty members. Our professors are engaged in exciting research on a variety of topics, including gun control, racial profiling, the role of race in the justice system, policing programs, and much more. They are widely published in their specialized fields, so you’ll be learning from leaders in the justice community.

In fact, because of the university’s strong culture of immersing undergraduates in research, students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty members in their own specialized areas of interest.

Students can expand their horizons through a wide variety of global experience opportunities at Northeastern, including study abroad, the Dialogue of Civilizations program, and international co-ops. Or, through service learning – based in our partnerships with schools, neighborhood agencies, health clinics, and nonprofit organizations – students can engage in hands-on service to address community needs, learning by applying course concepts to their experiences, and reflecting on those experiences back in the classroom.