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Criminal Justice/Psychology, B.S.

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Dual Major in Criminal Justice and Psychology

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 150 scholarships are awarded yearly.
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Juvenile Justice Institute

The JJI gives students the opportunity to use evidence-based, trauma-responsive programs designed to help area children and reduce delinquency and juvenile incarceration.

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Recent News

Keystone College Professor Stacey Wyland discusses Keystone College’s Criminal Justice program on WBRE’s “PA live!”

What can I do with a degree in criminal justice and psychology?

Career Options

  • Police officer
  • Probation officer
  • FBI agent
  • Computer forensic specialist
  • Corrections officer
  • Counselor

Employers

  • 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

Exceptional experiences.
Giant outcomes.

13:1

Keystone student-to-faculty ratio

7%

increase in jobs over the next 10 years

$63,380

Median annual salary for cj/psych careers

Social Mobility Ranking

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.

Internships

Connect with professionals through  hands-on learning and internships.

Timothy McHale
Scranton Police K9

Connections

Students in the CJ/Psychology Club participate in individual projects, observe group demonstrations, and attend the many conferences and other excursions.

Follow CJ/Psychology on Social Media!

Featured Faculty

Marie Andreoli, PhD

Marie Andreoli, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Deborah Doyle Belknap, JD, PhD

Deborah Doyle Belknap, JD, PhD

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Psychology  
William Chase II, PsyD

William Chase II, PsyD

Associate Professor of Psychology  
Steven R. Howell, PhD

Steven R. Howell, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology and Computer Science, Faculty Fellow of Assessment, and Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences Department
Michael McDougall, MSc, PhD

Michael McDougall, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology  
Robert M. Eskra, Esq.

Robert M. Eskra, Esq.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Stacey Wyland, MS

Stacey Wyland, MS

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice   

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