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Criminal Justice and Social Sciences

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Curry’s Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Majors provide our graduates with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be a leader in local, national, and global communities. You will gain the foundational knowledge and experiential learning opportunities to communicate and advocate effectively, protect and influence the law, and much more.

Serenity Perkins

The Power of Change: Meet Serenity Perkins '24

Ever since she was young, Serenity Perkins ‘24 has been an advocate for change. Fueled by her passion to help people in her community, within her own family, and throughout the world, she created a path that will do just that: her very own college major.

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Student studies brain activity on computer screen

College Launches New Brain and Cognitive Sciences Program for Fall 2023

Students interested in the study of the brain and behavior can now major in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Curry College. With many exciting career outcomes options in artificial intelligence, behavioral medicine, pharmaceutical research, and more, the Brain and Cognitive Sciences major gives students the opportunity to integrate neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, and neuropsychology as a way to understand the brain, cognitive functioning, and behavior.
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Criminal Justice Students Thrive in Vibrant, Engaging Internships

At Curry College, Criminal Justice students have many internship opportunities to pursue throughout the criminal justice system. In part because of our alumni’s strong presence within the justice field and the longstanding vitality of the CJ program at Curry, our network of potential sites is expansive—and always growing.
Brittany Bailey Out in the Science Research Field

Brittany Bailey ’23 Jumps into New Role as Medical Examiner Assistant with Confidence and Passion

Just four months after graduating with a Forensic Science degree and a double minor in Chemistry and Criminal Justice, Brittany Bailey ’23 is crushing her career goals as a Medical Examiner Assistant for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Boston.
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FBI Agents Discuss Career Paths with CJ Students

The Criminal Justice Student Organization (CJSO) and the Criminal Justice Honor Society (Lambda Alpha) welcomed two Special Agents from the FBI in early December. Special Agent Mike Worrick is a Curry alum, having graduated in 2011, and Special Agent Karen Leck is the recruiter in the Boston FBI office.
Felicity Monfils '22 posing in the quad

Felicity Monfils ’21 Wins National Award for Work with Victims of Abuse

Criminal justice major Felicity Monfils ‘21 won the Alpha Phi Sigma Student Member Achievement Award, a national award from the criminal justice honors society. Nominated students must make an extraordinary contribution to their local chapter of the honors society, demonstrate leadership of a chapter or campus project, and have an overall record of achievement.
Gladys Flores '22 Poses with Intern of the Year Award

Internship Spotlight: Gladys Flores ’22 Excels During Experience with U.S. Department of Labor

Criminal Justice major Gladys Flores ’22 received the ultimate professional legal experience this past spring, interning as a paralegal with the U.S. Department of Labor.
Tiana Delano '20 Makes History as First Student Speaker at International Learning Disabilities Conference

Tiana Delano '20 Makes History as First Student Speaker at International Learning Disabilities Conference

As a first-year student at Curry College, Tiana Delano '20 was 'terrified' to speak in class. Yet, last month, the former psychology major made history as the first recent graduate to present on her undergraduate research at the 2020 Annual World Congress on Learning Disabilities Conference.
Flyer listing seven criminal alumni that spoke on the panel

Criminal Justice Alumni Discuss Their College to Job Transitions

Seven recent criminal justice graduates talked about their experiences transitioning from college students to working professionals at a virtual alumni panel hosted by the Criminal Justice Honors Society.

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