The University enrolled its first students in the Doctorate in Special Education and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice programs in fall 2015.

Since his arrival in spring 2015, Dr. Jeff Senese, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has embarked on an effort to discover and uncover the University’s unique "academic identity." With a focus on interdisciplinary learning, he is entrusted with leading the academic programs, reviewing and updating policies and supporting infrastructure. These new programs emerged from these efforts.

The doctoral degree in special education focuses on curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, speech and language, and literacy. Educational leaders, educators and researchers are working with Stritch experts in the College of Education and Leadership throughout this innovative program.

The criminal justice degree program is an interdisciplinary, liberal-arts rooted program that combines theory and practice with values. Graduates of the program will be poised to enter careers in law enforcement and corrections at the local, state and federal levels, to enroll in law school, or to undertake graduate-level work in criminology and criminal justice. 

Learn more about Stritch's academic programs.