The Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration
Today, criminal justice professionals:
- Provide a vital service to our country by keeping communities safe
- Since 9/11, there has been an even bigger boost in criminal justice. Security is not an area that is cut as much.
- Are finding positive, important jobs where they help people and make a difference.
Our bachelor’s degree in criminal justice provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the industry’s professional demands.
In our four-year degree program, you’ll gain:
- Practical knowledge and technical skills.
- A strong understanding of society and the ideals of the American justice system.
- Specialized knowledge of the subject field, professional skills, and state-of-the-art techniques necessary for a successful career.
- Insight into fascinating subjects such as: how to use computer-aided design software, factors that lead to criminal and delinquent behavior, juvenile delinquency, women and crime, the corrections system, international crime and terrorism, and collecting, preserving, and analyzing evidence.
- Expert preparation for management positions in areas including: Law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, security, other areas of the judicial system, and alternative education.
Plus, if you're thinking about attending law school after graduation, you'll benefit from the excellent preparation DelVal's program brings you.
Criminal justice students participate in internships and career exploration activities like shadowing. This prepares them to come out of college ready and prepared for rewarding careers in the American legal system, and more.
We also provide exciting activities to keep classes interesting and take students on trips. Every semester, our criminal justice department takes students to visit prisons. While there, they interact with the staff and get a good sense of how the prisons operate. In Criminalistics, students get to set up a crime scene and do fingerprinting using police equipment. We’ve also had drug sniffing dogs visit classes, and more. Many also ride along with police officers.
Our students also gain work experience as undergraduates, which for many has led to permanent jobs. Bucks County Probation and Parole has admitted several of our students into an internship program. For this internship, they’re taken everywhere from the courthouse to the prison, and really get to see the county justice system.
At DelVal, our faculty are always coming into the classroom with real-world experience. Why learn from a book when you can learn from a Bucks County D.A. or a former judge?
Contact: Donna Kochis, Department Chair