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Criminal Justice


Have you always wanted to work in the criminal justice system but are not ready to commit to a four-year program? If you have leadership and problem-solving skills and hold yourself and others to high ethical standards, enroll in the Associate Degree in Criminal Justice at Edinboro University.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

The dynamic Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice program provides a broad and valuable range of courses that enhance your understanding of human behavior and sharpen your research, analytical and communications skills.

You'll work under the guidance of expert faculty who have extensive experience in multiple disciplines. When you graduate, you will be prepared to continue your education at the bachelor's level or find employment in a wide range of careers.

It is a source of considerable pride for me to see our graduates leave Edinboro and embark on rewarding careers of service to their communities.

George Richards,
Associate Professor

How Edinboro Supports You.

While internships are not required for the associate of arts degree, they are highly recommended to expand your knowledge of the criminal justice system and to further explore your particular field of interest. Edinboro Criminal Justice majors have outstanding opportunities to get hands-on experience in a variety of areas, including:

  • Local police departments
  • Federal law enforcement
  • County law enforcement positions, such as sheriffs and deputy sheriffs
  • Courts
  • Probation and parole
  • Forensic science positions
  • Medical examiner offices
  • County investigators
  • Federal, State, and local jails and prisons
  • Private security careers, such as celebrity and public figure protection
  • Corporate and hospital security
  • Homeland security
  • Victim-witness services
  • Emergency management
  • Social services related to criminal and social justice
  • Counseling and social work
  • Military service

Your Future

Follow your passion, and you’ll find success in any number of careers. Some graduates work in law enforcement, state police agencies or correctional facilities. Others find employment in related fields such as victim-witness services, rape crisis centers, counseling and medical examiner offices. Still others head to the military or private security, or go on to complete their bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field.

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Delbert Rounds
Department Chair
146 Hendricks Hall
Phone: 814-732-2404

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