Prepare for a career in law enforcement and the human services with a double major.
Why Study Criminal Justice and Psychology?
Connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and internships:
- Complete major requirements in criminal justice and psychology.
- Participate in courses that will provide you with research and analytical skills.
- Engage with faculty and mentors and present undergraduate research at national conferences.
- Gain practical experience during various internship opportunities.
- Pursue graduate school programs in sociology, criminal justice, psychology, counseling, law or social work.
Receive personalized attention and top-notch instruction in a supportive environment:
- Our Stairs to Success developmental plan for success will guide you through your time at Keystone.
- 92% of students receive financial aid.
- Over 175 scholarships are awarded yearly.
Criminal Justice Goals
- Examine the foundations of the criminal justice system in the United States.
- Differentiate the theoretical perspectives generated by criminal justice theorists.
- Gather and analyze data relevant to criminal justice systems.
- Demonstrate ethical practices in criminal justice.
- Examine the constitutional foundations of the criminal justice system.
- Evaluate the multiple ways in which diversity impacts the criminal justice system.
- Examine and evaluate potential career paths in the criminal justice field.
GOAL 1 Content Knowledge and Applications
- 1.1 Describe key concepts, principles, and theories in psychological science.
- 1.2 Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s major subfields.
- 1.3 Portray significant aspects of the history of psychological science.
- 1.4 Apply psychological content to solve practical problems.
- 1.5 Provide examples of psychology’s integrative themes*
GOAL 2 Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
- 2.1 Exercise scientific reasoning to investigate psychological phenomena.
- 2.2 Interpret, design, and evaluate psychological research.
- 2.3 Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific research practices.
- 2.4 Use statistics to evaluate quantitative research findings.
GOAL 3 Values in Psychological Science
- 3.1 Employ ethical standards in research, practice, and academic contexts.
- 3.2 Develop and practice interpersonal and intercultural responsiveness.
- 3.3 Apply psychological principles to strengthen community and improve quality of life.
GOAL 4 Communication, Psychological Literacy, and Technology Skills
- 4.1 Interact effectively with others.
- 4.2 Write and present effectively for different purposes.
- 4.3 Provide evidence of psychological literacy.
- 4.4 Exhibit appropriate technological skills to improve communication.
What can I do with a degree in criminal justice and psychology?
- Police officer
- Probation officer
- FBI agent
- Computer forensic specialist
- Corrections officer
- Department of Justice
- Homeland Security
- Wyoming County Correctional Facility
- PA State Police
- Luzerne County Detention Center
- PA Liquor Control Board
“Getting my degree in criminal justice/psychology at Keystone prepared me to work as a volunteer in AmeriCorps and be accepted to the college of my choice, Marymount University. After graduation, I left feeling confident and prepared to for a career in forensic and legal psychology.”
Emily Pharr, Class of 2019
Dual Major in Criminal Justice and Psychology
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Amazing opportunities—on campus and beyond
From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real-world experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest skills to succeed in the real world.
Inside Out Program
Inmates and college students learn about criminal justice together. Not only does the class give inmates a chance to learn what a college class is like, it helps break down stereotypes—from both sides.
Connect with professionals through hands-on learning and internships.
Students in the CJ/Psychology Club participate in individual projects, observe group demonstrations, and attend the many conferences and other excursions.
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Marie Andreoli, PhD
Deborah Doyle Belknap, JD, PhD
William Chase II, PsyD
Steven R. Howell, PhD
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