Criminal Justice


A career in criminal justice can be an intensely rewarding yet difficult calling for Christians. Daily coming face to face with brokenness and depravity can be taxing, yet the services that criminal justice professionals provide are essential in our society. Dordt's criminal justice program will help nurture the mental, professional, and spiritual development that will be critical for your future career.

Criminal justice is first and foremost a field of service, not just law enforcement. It must be done compassionately and in a way that furthers society's need for both security and stability. Being a criminal justice professional means being a community leader, helping to shape the way others interact with society.

The criminal justice program, like all others at Dordt College, rests on the conviction that in all things we are subject to our Lord Jesus Christ. We teach from a Reformed perspective, which means that our orientation toward Christ will have an impact on every square inch of our lives, from what we teach to how we learn.