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Criminology and Criminal Justice

A degree in criminology and criminal justice from York College comprehensively prepares students to enter a field with high demand for qualified candidates.

A criminology and criminal justice degree also gives students the opportunity to make significant differences in their communities by increasing safety and ensuring just results.

Students of criminology and criminal justice can expect to learn about the causes of crime, methods to reduce crime, legal and correctional frameworks, and the ethical codes of behavior that guide the profession.

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Department is led by expert faculty who specialize in a variety of criminology and criminal justice topics. Hands-on experience is a crucial component of a criminology and criminal justice education at York College. The Department emphasizes real-world internship experiences and has relationships with various state and federal criminal justice entities. Students can also focus their studies on specific areas such as cybercrime, forensics, and many others.

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Your future in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Graduates of the York College Criminology and Criminal Justice program have secured positions with various entities such as state and municipal law enforcement agencies, probation and parole departments, Homeland Security, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Exelon Nuclear at Three Mile Island, GulfStream Aerospace Technology, Lockheed Martin, the United States Pretrial Services Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Several graduates of the York College Criminology and Criminal Justice program also continued their education at prestigious law schools and top-level graduate programs.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Criminology and Criminal Justice Department
Amie R. Scheidegger, Ph.D., Chair
Criminology and Criminal Justice Department
Appell Life Sciences, Room 357
Phone: 717.815.6477
ascheide@ycp.edu