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Criminal Justice Opportunities

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Awards/Scholarships

 

Career/Internship Information

Recent graduates of the Criminal Justice program have successfully pursued careers in law enforcement, corrections, legal field, work with juveniles, or pursued graduate school. Specific career information can be obtained by speaking with your professors or contacting Pitt-Greensburg Career Services.

Our internship program requires students to complete a 120 hour internship their senior year. Students are encouraged to intern with a department or agency that complements their interests within the field. Over the years students have interned with over 60 different agencies. These experiences have included work with police departments, private security organizations, court personnel, private attorneys, probation agencies, prisons, and programs for juveniles.

Explore the successful internship experiences completed by the following Criminal Justice students - and learn more about finding an internship!

 

Clubs/Honor Societies/Organizations

Alpha Phi Sigma, the national Criminal Justice Honor Society, promotes academic excellence in order to make the criminal justice system and its practitioners effective and ethical. Alpha Phi Sigma students often work with the Criminal Justice Club to plan Criminal Justice Day, majors meetings, and events. To be eligible for membership, one must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Criminal Justice major,
  • Have at least 60 credits overall and at least 12 in Criminal Justice classes,
  • Overall GPA of 3.2 and a GPA for Criminal Justice classes of 3.2,
  • Be in the top third of one’s class. Pitt-Greensburg is the Gamma Chi chapter of the national organization.

Criminal Justice Club (Upsilon Psi Gamma) is open to all students who are interested in the field of Criminal Justice. The Criminal Justice Club has been involved with numerous activities over the years. These include field trips to the West Virginia Penitentiary, SCI—Muncy, and Eastern State Penitentiary. The club has also sponsored food and clothing drives for victims of domestic violence. The club helps organize majors meeting twice a year. The club encourages new members and fresh ideas. If you are interested in Criminal Justice Club, please contact Dr. Timothy Holler.

 

Study Abroad

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Research Efforts/Opportunities

Center for Applied Research at Pitt-Greensburg – Research Assistant Position
Research Assistants work directly with CFAR faculty on campus and community research projects. This is a paid position that allows students to expand their understanding of applied research through “real world” application. Criminal Justice related work has included research on Westmoreland County’s prisoner re-entry process and the efficacy of a community-based Drug & Alcohol Awareness course. If you are interested in CFAR, please contact Dr. Timothy Holler.