Learn the most critical and desired skills from criminal justice professionals who serve in the public and private sectors.

You’ll be will be given the opportunity to explore and understand the field through the lens of faith, including leadership training that reflects Christian values. Criminal Justice prepares you for professional excellence and provides a Christ-centered foundation as you fulfill your calling in the field.

Why Criminal Justice at Tabor?

  • Students will be given the opportunity to explore and understand Criminal Justice through the lens of the Christian faith, including leadership training that reflects Christian values.
  • Our state-of-the-art Force Reduction Simulator gives you a firsthand look at utilizing ethical principles and de-escalation techniques in the field.
  • Learn how to apply data-driven, intelligence-led, community-based, and restorative techniques.
  • Practical applications also include investigations, interviewing, stop and frisk, arrest and search and seizure.

Next Steps

Alumni Spotlight

Madyson McGill (g’20)

Police Officer, Spring Hill Police Department (Kan.)

Madyson McGill

During my time at Tabor, my vision of growing in my faith helped shape me into the person I am today. Through my classes, extracurricular activities, and pursuit of my Criminal Justice degree, I was able to and encouraged to have faith in God’s plan for my life. In my career field, it is vital to have a firm faith foundation in Christ and his plan due to the difficult cases I work through. The Criminal Justice program at Tabor has been essential in forming and shaping my professional career. The department teaches through scenario-based training, showing the field in a realistic way. Through guidance, leadership, and teaching of the program, we are prepared mentally, physically, and spiritually in the field.

Career Opportunities

  • Law Enforcement (Local, State, and Federal)
  • Victim/Witness Advocates
  • Correctional Counselor (Adult & Youth)
  • Restorative Justice
  • Substance Abuse Support Counselor
  • Juvenile Justice Workers
  • Probation, Parole & Court Officers
  • Child Welfare Officers
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Community Mental Health
  • Forensic Psychologists
  • Corrections Officer (Adult & Youth)
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Private Investigator


  • Criminal Justice


  • Criminal Justice

Program Highlights

  • Gain an understanding of the dynamic and frequently reactive relationship between the modern justice system, greater society, and the individual.
  • Receive field experience, internship, and guidance from community advisors beginning in your first year.
  • Learn the skills identified by professionals as most sought after for new hires, law enforcement academies, and continued professional advancement.
  • We place an emphasis on ethical principles, applied practice, and a solution-focused perspective.

Criminal Justice Faculty