Bachelor's in Criminal Justice
From the courtroom to corrections facilities, in today’s society, there’s a growing demand for professionals in the criminal justice field. In this flexible, accelerated bachelor degree program offered by Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies, you’ll explore the legal and criminal justice systems, learn about law enforcement and investigations, and delve into what issues could cause people to commit crimes. You’ll round out your experience with electives that fit your interests—from organized crime to forensics. If you’re looking to begin a new career in this field—or hoping to advance in your current role—a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Elizabethtown College will prepare you well and to model E-town’s motto “educate for service”.
Credits Required: 125
Cost Per Credit: $555
- Synthesize knowledge of theory and research within the criminal justice field.
- Discuss the historical development of the criminal justice system.
- Apply criminal law to real-life case studies.
- Analyze the roles and functions within the criminal justice system.
- Articulate the chronology of processes that are the responsibility of various criminal justice agencies.
- Demonstrate a respect of diversity in criminal justice as it pertains to race, ethnicity, age and socioeconomic status.
- Analyze the ethical decision making process inherent in the field of criminal justice.
- Present a comprehensive system analysis of the primary components of the criminal justice system.
Criminal Justice Degree Requirements
Years of Experience for Job Postings
Career Opportunities for Graduates:
- Police Officer
- Corrections Officer
- Security Manager
- Security Analyst
- Loss Prevention Manager
Projected Regional Job Growth
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Where Our Graduates Work:
- Pennsylvania State Police
- Northern Lancaster Regional Police
- Department of Corrections
- Magisterial District Court
Steven McDaniel served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Police for over twenty (20) years rising to the rank of Major. Acting in numerous leadership roles throughout his career, Steve was the commanding officer of two different troop commands, and retired as the commanding officer of Area 1 (including State Police operational command of 11 Pennsylvania counties and the Pennsylvania Turnpike).
Under his leadership, the Pennsylvania State Police established the “Watch Center” providing 24-hour, 365-day information collection, fusion and dissemination to coordinate public safety activity state-wide.
Steve earned a bachelor of professional studies (criminal justice) at Elizabethtown College through the EXCEL Program and a master’s in business administration from Eastern University.
Steve has served as an affiliated faculty member at Elizabethtown College since 2009 and is currently the lead criminal justice facilitator for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He is actively involved in developing new curriculum and transformational methods of learning delivery. He enjoys facilitating courses in race and ethnic relations and multicultural communications. It is here that Steve believes understanding of self and others leads to transformational knowledge.
Steve and his wife Lori live in Harrisburg, PA. He volunteers his time advocating for victims of Child Abuse as an active member of Bikers Against Child Abuse.
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