Criminal Justice Major

At York College of Pennsylvania the faculty-student relationship is very important. All criminal  justice majors conduct research, but students may also enroll in an independent study course  and work on a project with a faculty member directly. York College’s criminal justice program  also emphasizes experiential learning. Students are encouraged to work for Campus Safety and  to pursue internships on the local, state and federal levels. These opportunities allow students  to gain valuable experience and exposure to many career options. Clubs and organizations,  such as the American Criminal Justice Association and Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal  Justice Honor Society, also offer out-of-the-classroom opportunities.

Careers in Criminal Justice

Career opportunities in our Criminal Justice program generally fall into three major fields: law enforcement, the judicial system and corrections. 

  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • State and Local Policing 
  • The Judicial System 
  • Corrections 
  • Forensics
  • Asset Protection/Security
  • Research and Analysis

Professionalism is...


"Professionalism to me is being accountable, reliable, and hard working. With those three skills and a solid knowledge base, success will follow."

Chris Gause,

Learn more about all things professional at York College.



The Criminal Justice program internships is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of criminal justice as a profession. Learn more about Criminal Justice program internships.


Opportunities exist for students to work with individual faculty members on research-related projects. Learn more about Criminal Justice program research.

Faculty Spotlight

BarbaraHanburyBehavioralSciencejpg Barbara Hanbury, Ph.D., is an expert in death investigation, as well as violence and victimization. 

Learn more about Criminal Justice program faculty.