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Criminal Justice (B.A.)

We'll prepare you for a career in the criminal justice and legal systems, as well as entry into graduate or law school. Through a career-focused curriculum, you'll learn the history and philosophy of the legal and criminal justice systems, while exploring the latest trends in law and society with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, culture and gender.

Degrees & Offerings
  • B.A.
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Chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Work, and Criminal Justice, Associate Professor of Sociology
Secretary for the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice
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The Husky Difference

37th
Top CJ Program
Ranked among the 50 Best Criminal Justice Degrees in the country, according to Learn.org
Kayla Barnett

I chose criminal justice, because I knew I always wanted to do something to make an impact. With this major, there are so many opportunities to make a change. Bloomsburg prepared me for success by challenging me and also by having many opportunities to learn about my field.

Kayla Barnett '21
Criminal Justice
Kayla Barnett
OCPD finds value in Bloomsburg's criminal justice program

Career Ready

Only five full-time officers were hired to the Ocean City Police Department in Maryland in 2018. Three of those five officers were Bloomsburg University graduates, who said some of the material the police academy taught were topics already covered in Bloomsburg’s criminal justice classes. Huskies are ahead of their peers, even after graduation.

Dr. Robert Moschgat Award

Dr. Robert Moschgat Award

Dr. Robert “Bob” Moschgat, who passed away unexpectedly July 25, 2020, was a fixture in our criminal justice program for seven years. He was often the first professor criminal justice students interacted with, as he regularly taught Introduction to Criminal Justice. Bob will be forever remembered for his deep devotion to his students, academic expertise, and effervescent personality. Bob had a way of making students feel comfortable and important, while encouraging them to achieve academic success. Because his unwavering, passionate support for students led to so many of them citing his influence on their experience at BU, the annual award given to the top graduating criminal justice student each spring will be known as the Dr. Robert Moschgat Award.

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Rehabilitative Justice Certificate Program

Through this certificate program we provide education and training and a foundation for achievement to complete two-year and four-year degrees in preparation for employment in high-demand fields with up to above-average job market growth in rural, suburban, and urban communities.

Criminal Justice Contacts

Christopher Podeschi

Christopher Podeschi, Ph.D.

  • Chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Work, and Criminal Justice, Associate Professor of Sociology
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Gwen Stancavage

  • Secretary for the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice

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