About the CRJ Department

Shippensburg University’s Criminal Justice program is the first in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to be certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.


One of the largest majors on campus, we serve hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. Our faculty are leaders, scholars, and professionals in criminal justice, and our staff helps everything run smoothly, assuring the best possible education for our students.

Our department prepares students for potential careers as law enforcement officers, adult or juvenile probation/parole officers, loss prevention professionals, correctional officers and administrators, or future law or graduate students, by presenting them with a range of coursework covering both general criminal justice information as well as specialty areas like policing and juvenile justice. In addition, our students are taught to be effective scholars, as they learn to integrate academic research with the practical application of criminal justice policy and techniques.

If you have any questions about our programs, internships, or future employment possibilities, please contact us at (717) 477-1558 or email us at crimjust@ship.edu.