This program provides students with a broad orientation to the entire system of criminal justice. In order to accommodate students’ various backgrounds and career aspirations, this program allows students (with advisor assistance and approval) some flexibility in structuring the curriculum to meet their individual interests and career-related needs.


Les Boggess
Associate Professor

Students will learn a variety of skills including the inter-related components of law enforcement, the correctional system and the court systems.

Students will study and evaluate the causes of crimes and the trends in crime, giving them a deeper understanding as to why crime occurs.

Upon graduating, students will be qualified to go into a variety of law enforcement fields.

Career Opportunites

With a degree in our Criminal Justice program, students can begin an exciting career in a variety of fields, including:  

  • Security Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Correctional Officer

Course Catalog

To see a model schedule for this program, please see our academic catalog.


Pierpont is an open enrollment institution. Only a standard Pierpont application is needed for this program.