Instructing finger print lifting from crime scene evidenceCenter for Criminal Justice

The field of criminal justice is becoming more complex, diversified and technical in nature. Exciting new opportunities await individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the field as police officers, crime scene technicians, correction officers, juvenile justice officers and counselors, probation workers, homeland security officers, FBI agents, U.S. Marshals, customs officers, security agents and private investigators. To prepare its students for this ever-changing field, Indiana Tech’s criminal justice instructors use a problem-solving approach to teaching. Since criminal justice involves solving human problems, this type of experiential teaching transfers quite well to the workplace. Examples of experiential learning include processing a crime scene, structuring a criminal profile, conducting mock criminal interrogations and doing a behavioral analysis of a criminal. We use field experiences to help bring home the ideas, concepts, and procedures learned in the classroom. During the field experiences you will have access to the same equipment you will use once you start your career. Also, you will do the investigating; you won’t be watching someone else go through the motions while they feed you information. You will have to “roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty” to learn.

Degree programs

Whether you’re looking to pursue an undergraduate degree or want to obtain an advanced degree, the Center for Criminal Justice offers challenging degree programs that will help prepare you for life after college.

Applying for admission

Traditional undergraduate courses

If you’re ready to apply for admission, please complete and submit our free application for admission. If you would like to learn more about Indiana Tech or the School of Criminal Justice, please contact our admissions office.

Evening, weekend and online courses

Adult students interested in applying for admission within the College of Professional Studies can learn more about how to apply or request information from one of our many locations throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois.