Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Major at Pitt-Greensburg

Focus Your Education to Work Toward Your Goals

The Criminal Justice program at Pitt-Greensburg focuses the study of the nature of criminality and the criminal justice system through a social scientific lens, expanding students' opportunities and empowering them with thorough career-specific experiences.

Criminal Justice majors tailor their study to their interests, selecting courses from a variety of focused electives. These can include, but are not limited to, elective courses in Psychology, Public Policy, Philosophy, Biology, and Political Science. Students obtain practical, hands-on knowledge and experience of the criminal justice system by participating in an internship during their senior year.

Aside from preparing students to continue their education, students who major in Criminal Justice become fully equipped to enter careers in federal, state, and local law enforcement - as well as probation, corrections, private security, and criminal justice research, among many, many others.

Our Criminal Justice majors develop close working relationships with faculty who have distinguished educational backgrounds and extensive experience working in the fields of both criminal justice and law. Our faculty members are eager to mentor students and help prepare them for their careers following graduation — whether that is a career in the criminal justice field or advancement to a graduate degree program.