Criminal Justice Administration

To serve and to protect… that’s what a degree in Criminal Justice Administration prepares you to do, whether it’s in the area of administrative services, law enforcement or government agencies.

Earn your degree in Criminal Justice Administration. You’ll learn how to conduct investigations… follow the chain of evidence… interview witnesses and suspects… and gain a deep understanding of applicable laws, due process, and crime prevention techniques. Whether your career goal is a job with a public agency or private company, you’ll be workforce-ready when you enter this in-demand, professional field.

Criminal Justice Administration

A Promising Future and Serving the Greater Good

Opportunities for graduates with a Criminal Justice Administration (CJA) degree are expected to increase––perhaps dramatically––due to the expected retirement of large numbers of baby boomers in the coming years. This phenomenon, dubbed the Silver Tsunami, will greatly impact federal and state agencies, leading to more job openings in the areas of administrative services, law enforcement, homeland security, corrections and the justice system.

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Organizational Behavior
Criminal Justice
Intro to Corrections
Juvenile Justice: Alternatives to Incarceration
Cyber Investigations
Societal Changes in Victimology
Essential Criminal Justice Research
Fundamentals of Intelligence Analysis
Bachelor Degree Internship
Criminal Procedure
Historical Perspectives of the Constitution
Investigative Report Writing
Criminal Law
Police Operations
Criminal Investigation
Principles of Management
Job Pursuit Seminar

Careers in this field include

  • Police Officer
  • Secret Service
  • Forensic Science
  • Fish & Game Warden
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Customs Agent
  • State Trooper
  • IRS Investigator
  • FBI Agent
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Correctional Officer
  • CIA Agent

People who thrive in this field

  • Service-minded
  • Value integrity
  • Logical and intuitive
  • Good communicator
  • Community-focused
  • Concern for others
  • Multi-tasker

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“I chose Central Penn College because it’s local, has small class sizes, various course offerings and it offers students a chance to get a degree in a shorter amount of time.”

–Brittany Smith, ‘19, Criminal Justice Administration

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