Criminal Justice

Welcome to the Department of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University! Our department offers a variety of programs designed to prepare students for careers in law enforcement, legal professions, corrections, juvenile justice, and forensics. To prepare students for these careers, Kutztown University offers the resources of a large university combined with the student to teacher ratio of a small college. Almost all of our classes are taught by our full-time faculty, many of whom have worked in the field, and all are experts in their field. The department also regularly brings in practitioners and outside researchers for a variety of events. To see what going this semester, follow the link below.

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Department Mission

The mission of the Kutztown University Criminal Justice Department is to develop our students' critical thinking abilities through a comprehensive curriculum, and provide them with the knowledge, skills, and experiential learning needed to pursue a successful career or further studies.