Academic Programs

Criminal Justice

Please note: This program is not currently accepting new enrollments.

Do you have a natural desire to serve and protect others? Do you want to help make the world a better, safer place? If you do, and you have a strong sense of right and wrong, then consider majoring in criminal justice. Here you will learn how to conduct criminal investigations, apply critical thinking to real-world situations, analyze legal and political responses to criminal behavior and more.

Combining both classroom theory and real-life work, you will be ready to enter this exciting, high-demand field.

Central Penn College also offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

Program offered

On-ground, online, hybrid


Criminal Justice
Introduction to Corrections
Juvenile Justice: Alternatives to Incarceration
Police Operations
Intelligence Analysis
Criminal Procedure

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Careers you can pursue

  • Bodyguard
  • Security guard
  • Police officer
  • Detective
  • Correctional officer
  • Probation and parole officer

You will succeed if you are...

  • Service-minded
  • Value integrity
  • Good communicator
  • Community-focused
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Multi-tasker


90.5% of our graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.

* Based on graduates whom we have information during a one-year period from 2021-22. It should be noted that 97.1% of graduates were employed in some capcity or continuing their education.

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