Criminal Justice is an interdisciplinary major designed to provide students with a broad perspective of crime and criminal justice. The major blends the history, theories, and practical applications of Criminal Justice with Christian ethics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in the Criminal Justice field will continue to grow over the next decade. As one of the fastest growing fields of study, the Criminal Justice major prepares students for work in:
Federal, State and Local Court
Additionally, the major is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in:
York College currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. If you have questions about the Criminal Justice Department, or would like to schedule a tour of the major, please contact Dr. Billy Lones, Division Chair of the Criminal Justice Department.
Meet Our Faculty
Dr. Billy M. Lones Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Division Chair
Some of the courses you may take include:
Survey of Corrections
Probation, Pardon and Parole
Courts and Courtroom Procedure
Ethics and the Criminal Justice System
Special Issues in Criminal Justice
Research and Writing in Criminal Justice
The student who is planning a career in law should be familiar with the requirements of the specific professional school of their choice. Students can meet admissions requirements with most bachelor degrees offered at York College, including criminal justice.
Department Learning Outcomes
The learner will identify and demonstrate a working understanding of the major components of the criminal justice system (law enforcement, courts, and corrections)
The learner will demonstrate a basic knowledge of procedural and evidentiary rules and the relationship between procedural and substantive law.
The learner will understand and analyze legal concepts and terminology in substantive and procedural areas of criminal justice.
The learner will apply criminal justice/criminological concepts and theories to real life applications in the field of criminal justice.