Program

120

Total Credits

40

Total Classes

On Ground

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With a high placement rate, the Criminal Justice major at Siena Heights is thriving. An important point of pride is having professional faculty members with practical experience — as well as smaller class sizes and numerous individually tailored internship possibilities in and outside of the community.

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“We’ve got some of the best faculty, I think, that Siena Heights offers. They practice and teach it. I think it’s real important that we bring experience into it.”

Danielle “Elly” Teunion-Smith, ’89

SHU Professor of Criminal Justice

Former Michigan State Police Trooper

Danielle Teunion-Smith

Learn more about what the Siena Effect can do for you.

With a high placement rate, the Criminal Justice major at Siena Heights is thriving. 

An important point of pride is having professional faculty members with practical experience — as well as smaller class sizes and numerous individually tailored internship possibilities in and outside of the community.

The faculty is made up of working professionals within the criminal justice field. Each faculty member is equally well-read and esteemed in their respective positions, so that they offer the students real-world practice and the theory driving it, as well as being incredible mentors for our students. One-on-one teaching is the norm. Each professor is continuously vigilant of issues and contemporary topics that are passed on to our students.


Danielle Teunion-Smith
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
dteunion@sienaheights.edu
517-264-7853
Joseph Costello
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
jcostell@sienaheights.edu
517-264-7854

Our students have completed successful internships with the Michigan State Police, Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department, Adrian City Police Department, Boysville, Maurice Spear Campus, Adrian Training School, Michigan Department of Corrections, Catholic Social Services, Adrian Fire Department, attorneys’ offices, adult and juvenile probation offices and courts.

Internships are also available outside of the local community and, in some cases, even outside of the state. For instance, we’ve had interns placed in the Phoenix Police Department, in Florida police departments, and the Federal Probation Office in Florida.

We will help you obtain the internship that best suits you, both in your career focus and your location.


When you graduate with a degree in Crimianl Justice you are well prepared to embark on a wide variety of career paths, such as:

  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Probation or parole officer
  • Federal officer (ATF, DEA, FBI, CIA, Secret Service, Capital Security, etc.)
  • Private Security
  • Police Officer
  • U.S. Marshal
  • Air Marshal
  • Court Clerk
  • Corrections Officer
  • Bailiff
  • Customs Agent
  • Paralegal
  • U.S. Coast Guard

Costs & Aid

We know that college can be expensive, but we don’t want cost to keep you from attending Siena Heights University! We offer numerous financial aid opportunities. Federal aid is available to students who qualify by completing the FAFSA. Feel free to contact us with questions about financial aid opportunities, or click on one of the links below.