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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January 27, 2015 5:52:11 PM EST
While it’s clear that evidence is a crucial aspect to every criminal investigation, the rules regarding collection, storage and handling of evidence, its grounds and weight in court and other procedures are much more complex. In the United States — where criminal suspects are innocent until proven guilty — the burden of proof is on […] Read more
January 6, 2015 5:49:39 PM EST
College students close to graduating are entering the workforce in arguably the most optimistic time since the Recession. Hiring data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows growth in almost every area of the economy — an average of 11 percent. The role of Americans with criminal justice background — an understanding of the […] Read more