Bachelors in Criminal Justice Administration

bachelors in criminal justice



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Our bachelor of arts in criminal justice is designed to provide students with expert instruction on the most current trends, policies and practices in the field.

As a student of our program, you will gain the necessary theoretical, practical and professional knowledge to be successful in law enforcement, corrections, courts, probation, parole, private security and other related service careers.

Learn from the best
Our criminal justice degree is taught by practitioners who have experience in the FBI, SWAT, forensic psychology, crisis-and-hostage negotiation and homeland security. Our program couples intensive classroom learning with extensive research and required field experience.

Learn by doing
Most of our criminal justice courses offer an opportunity for field experience and have a required field practicum. In our capstone, the Grand Final Scenario, professionals from different agencies help create an emergency situation which must be resolved by the students, who play the roles of field commander, intelligence officer, recorders/status board officers, public information officers and a tactical team.

Learn at the academy
Students with career goals in law enforcement have the option of attending the Reading Police Academy to obtain Municipal Police Officer Certification (Act 120) as part of their four-year degree without extended time or expense. Students are eligible to apply for the Academy during their junior year in order to attend in their senior year.

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Reading, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Allentown regions of Pennsylvania and New York, New Jersey, Maryland areas

There is no typical CJ student. At Alvernia, you will study criminal justice administration with other majors from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and many other regions in the tri-state area and across the country.

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What about law school?

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Top Criminal Justice nonprofits

March 10, 2015 4:13:18 PM EDT
Criminal Justice students pursue careers working for various parts of government — the public defender’s office, police forces, in policy and more. But there are also a number of rewarding careers in non-profits that hold criminal justice-centered missions and play a vital role in criminal justice. Non-profits work to solve problems across the entire area […] Read more




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