Why Study Criminal Justice
Department of Criminal Justice offers a Bachelor of Science degree focused on the comprehensive study of crime and delinquency as well as prevention and control strategies. Undergraduate students complete courses that develop their understanding
of theory; these courses are complemented by courses that emphasize the development of analytical skills, which will enable you to conduct and understand applied criminal justice research. Criminal justice majors are prepared to enter graduate school and other advanced professional
Why Study Criminal Justice at Ship
Students in the Criminal Justice undergraduate degree program at Shippensburg University benefit from faculty members with a wide range of both professional and academic backgrounds. With small class sizes and a low student to instructor ratio, students in our Criminal Justice
program have multiple opportunities for mentorship and collaboration.
Internships are available at the local, state, and federal level, and provide students with practical experience, and networking opportunities. The
Criminal Justice internship provides students with a real-world work experience in a criminal justice agency. Internships enhance a graduate's ability to enter the job market, with some interns being hired at the conclusion of their internship experience.
Career Opportunities and Salary Estimates
Criminal Justice is one of the most popular undergrad programs at Ship. Our students have gone on to find employment as corrections officers, law enforcement agents, prison administrators, loss prevention professionals and more. Because the Criminal Justice major program
combines theory and practice, students are prepared for further study, either at the graduate level or in a JD program.
The average salary for criminal justice jobs in PA is $49,000.