Unique Opportunities

Our students prepare for a variety of fields, including criminal justice, policy, law, politics, and social justice. To help you meet your career goals, we offer you a series of unique opportunities and experience.

  • Inside-Out is a program that provides our students with the opportunity to take classes with prisoners inside a local prison. Prisoners participate as classmates and receive university credits. This program is offered every term and requires interested students fill out an application to be reviewed before the instructor can accept them into this classroom.

  • Study Abroad is an option through which you can travel with one of our professors to take C & JS courses abroad. We have an established program in Mexico for students to complete upper and lower level courses. For more information, email Eric Larson.

  • We work with UMass Law to provide an accelerated option through which some of the credits you take here will count towards your Law Degree should you decide to attend UMass Law after graduation.

  • You have the opportunity to participate in The Washington Center internship program to fulfill your senior internship requirement. The program, which is offered through Career Sevices, provides you a 10 or 15-week credit-bearing internship program in Washington, D.C. or abroad. To learn more, read about Jenyka Gassnola's experience.

  • Independent Studies with Department Faculty on topics that may interest you but are not regularly offered in the curriculum.

  • Crime and Justice Studies Society is a student run group that provides awareness as well as opportunity to become acquainted with Crime and Justice occupations.