Co-op and Experiential Learning Options

Criminal Justice BS

You will have a wide range of opportunities for career preparation directly related to your field of study, all of which provide hands-on experiences that turn knowledge into know-how.

Co-op/Internship Encouraged

Co-op Options

Full-time Co-op Work Week (35 to 40 hours per week)
Part-time Co-op Work Week (10 to 15 hours per week, not to exceed 20)
Unpaid work can qualify for co-op credit.

Acceptable Substitutions for Co-op

Research: Paid research experience is allowed.
International Experience: International co-op/internship is allowed and study abroad may be allowed with department approval.
Internship Class for Academic Credit: A credit-bearing internship class may be allowed with department approval.

Co-op Prep Course

Co-op Prep Course not required

Typical Co-op Schedule

3-4 months (semester)

Additional Circumstances

Field Instruction

During your senior year, you have the opportunity to complete an internship at a number of agencies and organizations in the areas of law, law enforcement, institutional and non-institutional corrections, courts, juvenile advocacy and counseling programs, and security. For one semester, you may work 25-hours-a-week under an agency field supervisor and meet regularly with advisors and peers who are doing field placements in other agencies. Internships are individualized to fit a student's career objectives.

Career Services Contact

Portrait of Christopher OConnor.
Christopher OConnor
Assistant Director for Career Counseling