Bachelors in Criminal Justice Administration

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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.

Alvernia University has recruited faculty who are former or current practitioners in their respective criminal justice discipline. The strength of the department lies in the philosophy that faculty members teach in areas wherein they have multiple years of experience.

The criminal justice major offers students Real World Experiences through a required internship, research mentorship, guest lecturers and opportunities to observe criminal justice agencies at work. Students also participate in in-class scenarios and simulations meant to give the student real life experiences.

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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Barry J. Harvey M.S.

Chair, Criminal Justice Department

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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