Degrees and Programs

Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice

Why study criminal justice at Benedictine University?

Criminal Justice is the scientific study of the variety of ways in which the various components of the criminal justice system work together from the creation of laws to the treatment of those who violate laws. Studying criminal justice at Benedictine University at Mesa provides a student with a well-rounded, liberal arts preparation to work in the areas of law enforcement, probation and parole, and the judicial system. The program can also serve as a basis for graduate work in criminal justice or as a foundation for students who want to attend law school to become a criminal law attorney.

What does a degree in Criminal Justice at Benedictine offer?

Studying criminal justice at Benedictine University at Mesa teaches students to be critical thinkers; to acquire, understand and synthesize knowledge pertaining to the criminal justice system; to learn research methodology and how it can be applied to questions of the correctional process and law creation, law enforcement and criminological theory; and to solve problems independently and cooperatively. Students also study the political, social and cultural forces that shape the criminal justice system.

What careers are available for Criminal Justice majors?

A degree in Criminal Justice can open the door to a number of careers such as lawyer, judge, police officer, crime scene investigator, youth counselor and probation officer. Positions can be found on the local, state and federal levels and in the private sector.

How does the program work?

The Criminal Justice major includes a field placement component. As a Criminal Justice major, students develop a foundation in American government, ethics and cultural heritage. They learn the fundamentals of juvenile justice, delinquency and crime, criminal investigation techniques and research methodology. Advanced students learn criminal investigation methods and statistics methodology. They gain a broad background in criminal law.

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(480) 878-7501
mbenesh@ben.edu

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Jul
23
M.B.A. Online Information Session Arizona
Mesa Branch Campus
6:00 PM
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M.B.A. Online Information Session Arizona

Date: July 23

Time: 6:00 PM

Campus: Mesa,Region - Arizona

Location: Online - RSVP for Instructions

Contact: Amy Drew    630-829-6375    adrew@ben.edu

Jul
25
Student Orientation and Registration (S.O.A.R. Day) (Phone Only)
Mesa Branch Campus
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Student Orientation and Registration (S.O.A.R. Day) (Phone Only)

Date: July 25

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: BenU Mesa

Contact: Brandon Willis    (602) 888-5504    bwillis@ben.edu

Event Description:

Congratulations on taking the next step towards becoming a Redhawk!

We look forward to hosting you during a visit at one of the upcoming S.O.A.R. Days. 

What is S.O.A.R.? An acronym for Student Orientation And Registration. This is BenU Mesa’s opportunity to help you manage the transition to becoming a student here before the semester begins. You will receive several pieces of information, as well as have an opportunity to meet Student Life Support Staff from across the BenU Mesa community during this visit.

What to expect:

  • Receive your class schedule and meet with an advisor to ask any questions about your academic program and learn about the advising process at BenU Mesa
  • Meet with Financial Aid and get assistance with any scholarship awards while meeting a financial aid representative. Ask any questions you may have about the financial aid process.
  • Gain access to the MyBenU web portal. This web account allows you to access your personal student portal and manage tuition, class schedule, library account, and so much more.
  • Driving a car to BenU Mesa and parking on campus? You will complete paperwork for parking.
  • SMILE! You will have your photo taken and walk away with your new Student ID card
  • Learn about important BenU Mesa resources and more…

    Click HERE to register!

Jul
27
Student Orientation and Registration (S.O.A.R. Day) (In Person Only)
Mesa Branch Campus
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Student Orientation and Registration (S.O.A.R. Day) (In Person Only)

Date: July 27

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: BenU Mesa

Contact: Brandon Willis    (602) 888-5504    bwillis@ben.edu

Event Description:

Congratulations on taking the next step towards becoming a Redhawk!

We look forward to hosting you during a visit at one of the upcoming S.O.A.R. Days. 

What is S.O.A.R.? An acronym for Student Orientation And Registration. This is BenU Mesa’s opportunity to help you manage the transition to becoming a student here before the semester begins. You will receive several pieces of information, as well as have an opportunity to meet Student Life Support Staff from across the BenU Mesa community during this visit.

What to expect:

  • Receive your class schedule and meet with an advisor to ask any questions about your academic program and learn about the advising process at BenU Mesa
  • Meet with Financial Aid and get assistance with any scholarship awards while meeting a financial aid representative. Ask any questions you may have about the financial aid process.
  • Gain access to the MyBenU web portal. This web account allows you to access your personal student portal and manage tuition, class schedule, library account, and so much more.
  • Driving a car to BenU Mesa and parking on campus? You will complete paperwork for parking.
  • SMILE! You will have your photo taken and walk away with your new Student ID card
  • Learn about important BenU Mesa resources and more…

    Click HERE to register!

Aug
15
Student Orientation and Registration (S.O.A.R. Day)
Mesa Branch Campus
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Details

Student Orientation and Registration (S.O.A.R. Day)

Date: August 15

Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: BenU Mesa

Contact: Brandon Willis    (602) 888-5504    bwillis@ben.edu

Event Description:

Congratulations on taking the next step towards becoming a Redhawk!

We look forward to hosting you during a visit at one of the upcoming S.O.A.R. Days. 

What is S.O.A.R.? An acronym for Student Orientation And Registration. This is BenU Mesa’s opportunity to help you manage the transition to becoming a student here before the semester begins. You will receive several pieces of information, as well as have an opportunity to meet Student Life Support Staff from across the BenU Mesa community during this visit.

What to expect:

  • Receive your class schedule and meet with an advisor to ask any questions about your academic program and learn about the advising process at BenU Mesa
  • Meet with Financial Aid and get assistance with any scholarship awards while meeting a financial aid representative. Ask any questions you may have about the financial aid process.
  • Gain access to the MyBenU web portal. This web account allows you to access your personal student portal and manage tuition, class schedule, library account, and so much more.
  • Driving a car to BenU Mesa and parking on campus? You will complete paperwork for parking.
  • SMILE! You will have your photo taken and walk away with your new Student ID card
  • Learn about important BenU Mesa resources and more…

    Click HERE to register!

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