Major in Criminal Justice at Holy Family University

Criminal Justice, B.A.

The Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree provides students with an academic foundation in the criminal justice system, criminological theory, and the integration of evidence-based practices.

Program Overview

Holy Family University offers both a bachelor’s degree and a unique concentration in criminal justice within its MBA program. 


Program Details

Students in the Criminal Justice program are required to complete general education requirements and major requirements, as well as an internship in criminal justice. The internship helps provide students with field experience before they enter the field.

Career Paths

The criminal justice field is filled with opportunities for employment and advancement within the field. The Criminal Justice program prepares students for working in the various branches of the justice system, including law enforcement and police work; the courts and legal system; corrections, probation, and parole; and service to offenders and their families. Our graduates are hired by local, state, and federal agencies and find ample job opportunities in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas alone.

Criminal Justice students will also gain firsthand experience in the field through internships. 

Internships Employment

Where Students and Alumni Intern and Work

The Greater Philadelphia area is rich with opportunities for employment in the field of criminal justice. Students and graduates have worked within and are employed by a range of organizations including:

  • Allied Barton Security Services
  • Allied Universal
  • Atlantic Investigative Services
  • Atlantic Security International Investigation Inc
  • Bensalem Police Department
  • Bucks County Adult Probation
  • Bucks County Courthouse
  • Bucks County Department of Corrections
  • Bucks County Probation and Parole
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
  • Buxmont Academy
  • CORA Services
  • Carolyn Chang Law Office
  • Catholic Community Services
  • Center City Crime Victim Services
  • Central Behavioral Health
  • City of Philadelphia Juvenile Probation
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Community Legal Services, Inc.
  • Community Service Foundation at Buxmont Academy
  • Congressman Fitzpatrick's Office
  • Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
  • Delaware Valley Intelligence Center
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Navy Services
  • Deputy Clerks for U.S. District Court
  • Family Court of Philadelphia
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Family Court
  • Flager & Associates
  • Imperial Events Security
  • Imperial Security
  • Juxtaposition Accurate Security Services LLC
  • Kings County Hospital Center
  • Kintock Community Correction Unit
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Marco Pignone, Attorney
  • Milestone Behavioral Health
  • Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
  • Montgomery County Public Defender's Office
  • NeuroAbilities
  • Next Generation Ministries/Spring Garden Academy
  • Nino V. Tinari and Associates
  • No Longer Bound Prevention Services
  • North Wildwood Police Department
  • Office of Judicial Records
  • Office of the Inspector General
  • PMHC
  • Parx Casino
  • Penn Foundation
  • Penn Vet Working Dog Center
  • Penndel Mental Health
  • Pennsylvania State Police
  • Philadelphia County Adult Parole and Probation
  • Philadelphia Department of Human Services
  • Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
  • Philadelphia Family Court
  • Philadelphia Family Court Juvenile Probation
  • Philadelphia Municipal Courts
  • Philadelphia Parking Authority
  • Philadelphia Police Athletic League
  • Philadelphia Police Department
  • Philadelphia Police Recruit Training
  • Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office
  • Police Athletic League of Philadelphia
  • Police Recruit Training Unit
  • Pretzel Factory
  • Riverside Police Department
  • Rockledge Borough Police Department
  • Social Detection
  • Tom Gosse Law Firm
  • U.S. Capitol Police
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. Marshall's Office
  • Valley Day School
  • White Sands Ocean Front Resort
  • Women Organized Against Rape
  • YWCA
  • Youth Services Agency

Tuition & Fees

Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Bachelor of Arts
Program Type
  • Major
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia

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