Be an agent of change in your community with a criminal justice degree.
Why Study Criminal Justice?
Connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and internships:
- Learn about today’s criminal justice system, including crime investigation, law enforcement process, and prosecution of offenders.
- 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 studies in areas like psychology, counseling, social work, education, law, or business.
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.
- 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.
What can I do with a degree in criminal justice?
- 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
“The faculty here is wonderful in so many ways. They care about you and will do whatever it takes for you to do well and meet your goals.”
Jeremy Collins, Class of 2021
Excellence in Criminal Justice Award Recipient
Read about Jeremy.
Keystone student-to-faculty ratio
increase in jobs over the next 10 years
Median annual salary for criminal justice careers
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.
Deborah Doyle Belknap, JD, PhD
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