Bachelors in Criminal Justice Administration

Alumni Profile
criminal justice alumni profile

Andrew Connors '08,
Denville, NJ

“The professors in Criminal Justice bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. Every class is enriched by their true-life stories.”

Alvernia students hone presentation skills at criminal justice conference

April 15, 2014 4:13:22 PM EDT
An important part of academic work is presenting at conferences. It’s a way to share research and insights with other students, scholars and professionals while also gaining valuable public speaking skills. In February, students and professors from the Alvernia University Criminal Justice program presented their academic papers at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) […] Read more

Missile systems security manager to students: Step outside the ‘big 4 CJ fields’

April 11, 2014 3:48:39 PM EDT
Alvernia Criminal Justice program alumnus Joe Melander had no interest in becoming a security professional. But a job he took at the Department of Defense “to get a foot in the door” opened his eyes to the actual breadth of skills used by security professionals. “I would suggest that students don’t limit their career ambitions […] Read more

bachelors in criminal justice

Get in the Field

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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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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