Criminal Justice Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Investigate a Variety of Career Options with a Criminal Justice Degree

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 those who wish to enter the labor market upon completion of a bachelor's degree, the program provides excellent preparation for careers in law enforcement, criminal investigation, corrections, and probation, and parole.

Internships with local, state and national criminal justice agencies are available to qualified majors providing specific preparation for future employment.

For students who wish to pursue further education in criminal justice, the program offers advanced standing in the Marywood graduate program in Criminal Justice, permitting qualified students to complete a master's degree in Criminal Justice in their fifth year of study at the University.

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

A traditional master's degree in Criminal Justice is available. Also, a special feature of the program is the optional five-year master's degree in Criminal Justice offered to qualified undergraduates. This permits students to complete a master's degree in one year, following completion of the four-year Marywood bachelor's degree program.

Fifth-Year Master’s Degree Option

Top Employers

  • Federal Government
  • Law Firms
  • Police Departments
  • Local Government

Top Career Paths

  • Attorney
  • Judge
  • Police Officer
  • Criminal Investigator

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
  • Essay (optional)

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Criminal Justice

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