Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts - BA

  • Only regional program with both undergraduate & graduate degrees
  • Solid foundation in Policing, Corrections, and Criminology
  • Internship opportunities

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The Criminal Justice program provides a solid foundation for the growing number of careers for law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections, security services and criminal investigation for college graduates. Students select their course of study from academic courses coupled with an internship and an individualized research project for a sound and practical education.A special feature of the program is the optional five-year master's degree in Criminal Justice offered to qualified undergraduates. This arrangement permits students to complete a master's degree in one year, following completion of the four-year Marywood bachelor's degree program. A traditional master's degree in Criminal Justice is also available.

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Brian Monahan. Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice, Ph.D., University of Delaware; Media and Crime, Social Problems, Deviant Behavior.

Patrick Seffrin, Assistant Professor of Sociology; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. Criminology; adolescence; poverty; quantitative methods.

Students are prepared to enter careers in the following areas: Corrections Officer, Juvenile Justice Case Worker, Law Enforcement Administrator, Local, State or Federal Investigator, Police Officer, Prison Manager, Probation Officer, Security Officer.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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