Pursue the study of criminal justice administration at a University that offers one of the finest and oldest programs in the state - and a program that also happens to be one of the most popular majors at Mansfield.
Study the development, functions and structures of the criminal justice system, and the roles of law enforcement agencies, the courts, correctional agencies, and private agencies in the prevention and control of crime and delinquency.
Prepare for a challenging and rewarding career in criminal justice, law, public policy concerning crime and its control, and other related fields.
Learn the skills and knowledge you need for careers with a wide variety of criminal justice organizations in the public and private sector, including:
Students have the opportunity to attend the Municipal Police Officers' Training Academy (ACT 120) while pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Successful completion of this 750 hour program is required to be certified for employment as a Municipal Police Officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Municipal Training Academy Act 120 Certification allows cadets to earn up to 19 undergraduate credits towards an Associates or Bachelor's Degree.
Gain valuable work experience through an internship with a criminal justice, juvenile justice, or community agency.
Learn from professionals in the field who frequently share their knowledge and experiences in classroom discussions.
Become a member of the Criminal Justice Club to participate in student volunteer efforts, and obtain valuable help in exploring and finding the right career.
Join Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the national professional fraternity of the American Criminal Justice Administration.