A.S. Criminal Justice
Clarion University's criminal justice degree program provides a solid, broad-based education in all five areas that comprise criminal justice education, including policing, juvenile justice, criminology, law adjudication, and corrections. The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice prepares students solidly to work in these field areas. This program can now be completed in a face-to-face classroom environment or completely online. The program helps students understand criminal behavior, become familiar with important issues concerning the treatment and rehabilitation of criminals, apply the education to their jobs, and be aware of major policies and trends in criminal justice institutions and practices. It is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions within various federal, state and local agencies and for continuing their education in the field. This program is offered at the Clarion and Venango campuses and online.
B.S. Criminal Justice Administration
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration positions both current criminal justice practitioners and traditional students for future leadership positions within all five areas that comprise the American criminal justice system including policing, juvenile justice, criminology, law adjudication, and corrections. The program can function as an online degree completion program to meet the demand of current students who wish to continue their education and prospective students who are working professionals in the field. Traditional students can enter the program without previous credit hours. Students who have either successfully completed an associate degree or who have amassed 60 college credits can enter this program to complete their Bachelor of Science degree. This program is offered online and at the Clarion and Venango campuses.