The Criminal Justice program educates students to become effective problem-solvers as professionals in the field of criminal justice.
Criminal Justice (B.S.)
The bachelor of science degree program in criminal justice educates students to become effective problem-solvers as professionals in the field of criminal justice and provides its graduates with the communications and analytical skills critical to succeed in criminal justice and related careers. Through an interdisciplinary approach to the problems of crime and society, the program also equips students to pursue graduate study in criminal justice or related disciplines.
Learn to tackle tough challenges that impact our society. Develop skills to excel at problem-solving. Explore coursework in law, criminal justice policy, victimology and more.
Design your individualized program in Criminal Justice
Advance your understanding of criminal behavior and the justice system through an interdisciplinary approach. Work with a Criminal Justice advisor to tailor your criminal justice program to your interests and career goals.
Improve the skills employers want
Stand out among your peers. Hone communication and analytical skills critical to success in criminal justice and related areas.
Develop the skills and credentials you need to for a competitive application and success in graduate school. A graduate degree in criminal justice is a great step for those interested in doctoral studies or a career in the legal system. Exceptional students can earn a head start and save time (and money) to graduate degree completion through the Integrated B.S./M.A. program.
Already in the field? Earn credit for the Police Academy!
Students with Pennsylvania State Police training, Municipal Police training, Act 120 or Act 102 transcripts may receive up to 16.5 credits toward their undergraduate criminal justice degree.