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In the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, cooperative education—or co-op for short—is a key component to the Experiential Liberal Arts, an educational model that integrates experiential learning with the rigorous study of society, culture, and politics.

Your understanding of criminal justice is enhanced by learning both inside and outside of a traditional classroom setting. School of Criminology and Criminal Justice students participate in a variety of co-op experiences that provide them with opportunities to conduct research, to learn new analytical skills, to collect and synthesize information, to think critically, and to interface with criminal justice practitioners. Enhanced knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations in the world result in better informed students and effective engagement in the classroom.

Two coordinators work closely with students to discuss career interests and objectives, to develop successful resume writing and interview skills, and to monitor performance while on co-op sites. The coordinators interact with various public and private criminal justice agencies to develop stimulating and rewarding positions in the Boston area as well as in other regions of the country. Global co-op opportunities are also available for students who wish to pursue their co-op abroad.

Co-op Coordinators in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Michelle Zaff
210K Renaissance Park

Sample Co-ops in Criminal Justice

Enhance your classroom learning and deepen your knowledge through the co-op experience in a variety of fields. Below is a partial list of the co-op employers and sample job titles by field or industry.

Learn more about Co-op

If you would like to learn more about how co-op works in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, please visit the CSSH co-op website.