"SAU professors give you the instruction and tools necessary to succeed. The classrooms offer an environment that promotes success and teaches lifelong principles. St. Ambrose taught me to always strive for excellence and never stop pursuing new learning opportunities."
High expectations and a deep, relevant education gave Grant Miller the skills he needed to achieve. And, our accelerated BA-MCJ program allowed him to earn both degrees in just five years.
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What about St. Ambrose made your college education worthwhile?
"The quality of the faculty, and their willingness to help you succeed made every moment at St. Ambrose worthwhile. Professors go above and beyond to make sure you benefit from their classes. You can tell SAU invests in the best faculty, because they make it their job to invest in the students,” he says. We offer a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, which means you'll get one-on-one attention from professors who care about your educational, and personal, goals.
How did you grow as a person within the SAU community?
"The university fostered my passion for Criminal Justice and gave me an immersive experience. I learned that hard work and getting involved provides endless opportunities. Learning from knowledgeable and well-versed professors, creating professional contacts, and being involved in many projects gave me an experience I never dreamed I would have. The attention to detail and work ethic that SAU instilled in me is something I will be able to use for the rest of my life," he says.
How did SAU prepare you for your current career?
Grant got so many opportunities to expand his learning as an undergraduate and graduate student. "I was involved in research projects throughout my time in the Master of Criminal Justice program. Those research opportunities led me to help present findings at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference. That experience exposed me to a network of working professionals and added invaluable experience to my resume," he says.
Why Choose the Criminal Justice Program?
"Law enforcement and the legal community have always fascinated me. When I started at St. Ambrose, I took a handful of electives that exposed me to the Criminal Justice department. I knew right away this was the program for me, and I would easily make the decision again if given the chance. The professors and quality of instruction throughout the Criminal Justice program is unparalleled," Grant says.