The Criminal Justice program offers course work leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree; the Associate of Arts degree is also available through the Center for Lifelong Learning. The major in Criminal Justice is designed to: 1) enhance the career opportunities of students employed in the criminal justice system, 2) prepare students for careers in law enforcement, corrections, and related fields, 3) provide students with academic preparation for further study in criminal justice, criminology, law, public administration, social work, sociology, and 4) sensitize the non-degree, adult student to the perplexing dilemma of crime in our society.
The areas of study include law enforcement, crime and delinquency, nature of the law, social control, corrections, the courts, and private security.
Specific career and advanced study opportunities for the Criminal Justice major include those of: police officer, federal law enforcement agent (F.B.I., Secret Service, Treasury, Drug Enforcement, Customs Inspector), prosecutor, public defender, corrections officer, state trooper, probation and parole agent, sheriff ’s deputy, law school, graduate school, forensic scientist, court administrator, and private security investigator.
A Criminal Justice major at King’s has the opportunity to pursue a double major. This allows the student to select a second field of study from any of the other majors offered at the college such as: government, history, psychology, sociology, etc. Criminal Justice majors may also participate in an internship at one of the many municipal, county, state, and federal agencies located in the Wilkes-Barre area.
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
- Political Science
Criminal justice majors may participate in an internship program with one of several municipal, county and private agencies in the Wilkes-Barre area. Also, a criminal justice major has the opportunity to pursue a double major in such fields as sociology, psychology, and political science. Public administration and counseling in social rehabilitation.