The bachelor of science (BS) in criminal justice provides students with an understanding of the problems, procedures, organization, and functions of the criminal justice system. The program provides students with an understanding of how ethical and moral issues within the criminal justice system affect decisions, policy, and personal relationships.
Students holding a criminal justice degree are prepared for both direct entry in the workplace or for graduate studies.
Pre-Law Advising Track
Students interested in a legal career can pursue a this track, where advisers encourage students to take the courses that will develop critical thinking and research capabilities, as well as written and oral presentation skills.
Our Pre-Law Track includes:
- Academic Advising
- Networking with community members
- LSAT preparation and guidance
- Special programs and social opportunities
The Presence of an Authority Figure Will Affect Driving Behavior
This experimental research project was a collaboration of two criminal justice majors, and a psychology major to study the affects of an authority figure on driving behavior.
The Inside Out Prison Exchange Program
Each spring, as part of CJ 426: Selected Topics in Criminal Justice, eight students are selected are selected to work with eight prisoners from the State Correctional Institute Waymart, to work on a project that they develop and implement together.