Criminal Justice Major

In our Criminal Justice major, you will gain a broad-based perspective of local, state and national law enforcement, and criminal justice systems, as you prepare for an exciting career in law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections and the courts or to attend graduate school. Our criminal justice program emphasizes the theoretical and practical underpinnings of criminal justice and the helping nature of the field's professions. Learn more about one of the top Criminal Justice programs.

Careers in Criminal Justice

Career opportunities in our Criminial 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...


Rebecca Dippel "is being in the right place, at the right time...and being prepared."




Rebecca Dippel,




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.