Criminal Justice

As soon as I arrived at HLGU my freshman year, I knew I was somewhere special. One thing in particular that stands out about the school is the faculty. They are always willing to help and they have a passion for teaching. These teachers want us to succeed and have a genuine care for the students here.

Steven Myers '14 Criminal Justice

Hannibal-LaGrange University’s criminal justice graduates have an excellent knowledge of the criminal justice system and are well suited for positions as:
Police Officer
Agency Administrator
Crime Scene Investigator
Crime Lab Technician
Civil Process Server

With its low student to faculty ratio, the criminal justice department faculty members pride themselves in getting to know their students. This close-knit department regularly holds events to encourage students to get to know each other along with the faculty members.

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We Stand Out

Experienced Faculty

Having recently worked full-time in the field, our faculty bring significant experience and perspective into the classroom. Their work in both federal and local area law enforcement provides a wide network of resources to help students learn.

Challenging Academics

Our growing program has a high academic standard. An annual Top-Five award is given to honor top criminal justice students who excel in academics and leadership.

Practical Learning

Classes offer a wide range of guest speakers and hands-on learning to augment students’ academic experience, covering topics such as crime scene investigation, polygraphs, canine units and more.

Personally Known

The criminal justice faculty know their students by name, and stay connected to assist them as they pursue a degree at HLG.

Many Opportunities

Criminal justice graduates have a multitude of opportunities for good paying jobs and career advancement in any aspect of the criminal justice system.

Career Preparation

A criminal justice degree from HLGU prepares students to work in many areas, including law enforcement, courts and correction.



Faculty Profile

Bruce Capp

Mr. Capp believes that HLGU's motto, "Knowledge for Service" applies to a higher degree for those who choose to join the Criminal Justice system as their mission field.

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