Welcome to the Criminal Justice Studies program. This Website offers information about the nature of the CJS minor and activities related to it.
Drawing on the expertise of several departments across campus, the CJS program provides students with a solid educational foundation in the realms of crime and justice. Through courses and relevant experiences, students critically examine both academic and applied facets of the discipline.Many students are attracted to the CJS program out of personal interest. Others have a desire to gain the background that will assist in a career in criminal justice or a related field. Whatever the reason, students have found that the minor serves as a useful complement to virtually any major.
"My criminal justice background has been a benefit to me in both my psychology and legal careers. I found the Criminal Justice courses at Elon to be some of the most fun and interesting of my college career, and I would highly recommend a Criminal Justice minor to anyone who is interested in a career in either mental health or the law."
— Molly Orndorff '99, recipient of a master's degree in clinical psychology and law degree, currently an attorney in