Department of Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice Program at Lock Haven University offers a dynamic program of study, with a strong foundation in sociological issues. Students enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program at Lock Haven University also have the opportunity to specially tailor their degree to meet their interests and prepare them for the development of their chosen career. Each student is assigned an academic advisor who works closely with them to develop an academic program that meets their individual needs. Many students use this opportunity to take course work that leads to a minor area of study, such as sociology, psychology, political science, or foreign language.
The opportunity to engage in an internship experience is another key feature of the Criminal Justice degree at Lock Haven. Internships are not required; but many students use them as an opportunity to explore career options, while gaining valuable experience. Some have even been hired by their internship site agencies. More information regarding internships can be found by clicking on the link at the left.
The B.S. in Criminal Justice became an official offering at Lock Haven in 2000. Beginning the spring semester 2013, there are 423 declared Criminal Justice majors at Lock Haven University. The majority of these are enrolled in pursuit of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. About 33 students are enrolled in pursuit of the Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. From 2001 through the fall 2012, a total of 813 students have graduated with the Criminal Justice degree from Lock Haven University.
Program graduates have secured employment in a variety of areas including probation, parole, state police, local police, and private companies contracting with various criminal justice agencies to provide services to court involved individuals. Program graduates have also been accepted into graduate school and law school.
Six full time faculty members support the Criminal Justice Program at Lock Haven, each bringing a unique area of expertise to the curriculum. More information regarding our faculty can be found on this website under, "Faculty Profiles." To schedule a campus visit, please contact the Office of Admissions .