Criminal justice program ranked Top 10 in state

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BU, ranked 10th in the poll, was the only State System university on the list. According to Zippia.com, Bloomsburg’s graduating class size is 2,532 of which 152 were criminal justice majors. The mid-career earnings of a BU criminal justice graduate is about $46,300 annually.

Zippia.com, a career planning website, named Bloomsburg University one of the top ten schools in the state for criminal justice majors.

Zippia’s ranking criteria included mean earnings of criminal justice majors six to 10 years after graduation; the percentage of the graduating class of the school that are criminal justice majors, and school performance, such as admissions rate, graduation rate and median amount of debt after college.

BU, ranked 10th in the poll, was the only State System university on the list. According to Zippia.com, Bloomsburg’s graduating class size is 2,532 of which 152 were criminal justice majors. The mid-career earnings of a BU criminal justice graduate is about $46,300 annually.

Why major in criminal justice?

Bloomsburg University's criminal justice program prepares students for a career in the criminal justice and legal systems, as well as entry into graduate or law school. Through a career-focused curriculum, students 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.

The criminal justice faculty are strong academics who have practical experience in law and criminal justice professions, which they share in the classroom and through advising. In addition, the faculty are active researchers, as well as expert sources for local, state and national media.

Criminal justice major completes army air assault training

Army ROTC cadet Jacob Coombe, a criminal justice major, completed Air Assault School in the summer of 2016 at Fort Campbell, Ky. — an intense 10-day training course preparing soldiers for insertion, evacuation, and pathfinder missions using multipurpose transportation and assault helicopters. Coombe was among 39 soldiers to graduate out of the 80 original incoming class.

Air assault training focuses on the mastery of rappelling techniques and sling load procedures, skills that involve intense concentration and a commitment to safety and preparation. Coombe was among 39 soldiers to graduate out of the 80 original incoming class.