145 Akeley Hall, Lock Haven University
When you decide to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice at Lock Haven University, you will develop knowledge of issues in the field of criminal justice through a balanced presentation of program and student learning outcomes which will develop:
- knowledge of the nature and causes of crime and deviance;
- knowledge of the history and practices of the major organizational systems in criminal justice; and
- the ability to analyze and critique emerging research and current trends in criminal justice.
The criminal justice curriculum will prepare and empower students to be critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and to employ ethical perspectives and judgements.
You will complete a core set of required courses covering all components of the criminal justice system. Learning opportunities are enhanced in the curriculum with topic specific elective courses and a variety of experiential learning opportunities.
Graduates of the criminal justice program will be prepared for professional entry into occupations in the criminal justice system or placement in criminal justice related graduate programs.
Faculty in the Department of Criminal Justice at Lock Haven University are dedicated to excellence. We maintain an active agenda of scholarly research, publication and service, and regularly involve our students in those activities. We also maintain professional working relationships with key criminal justice agencies in the field which informs and enhances the classroom experience and creates opportunities for student involvement.