The Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice program focuses on the development of leadership and analytical skills of students who aspire to obtain executive positions in the criminal justice system, including the court system, correctional facilities, emergency response, and law enforcement agencies among others. Students completing the program can go directly to work or transfer into a Master in Public Administration, Master in Criminal Justice or Master in Public Policy.

Those in law enforcement work in a wide variety of careers and play a vital role in the safety and protection of our citizens and society. Students in this program are prepared with a solid background in Criminal Justice, whether they choose to be in the local, state or federal government, work with a non-profit or NGO, or in administration.  

Diverse Coursework Prepares Students for Multiple Areas of Criminal Justice

Manor College’s personalized education and close-knit community create the perfect environment for success. Our courses provide students with a unique opportunity to focus on areas such as Court Administration, Homeland Security, Criminal Psychology, and Corrections Operations, among others.

Why You Should Choose Manor

Why study Criminal Justice at Manor? The personalized attention that you will receive is just one of the many reasons you should choose Manor College. Our dedicated faculty do not treat you just like a number; they get to know you and work with you the entire length of your time at Manor. The small class size and welcoming campus are two assets that you’ll find during your time here. There are so many reasons why you belong here!

What to Expect from the Curriculum

Students will begin by learning about the fundamentals of criminology, public policy analysis, supervisory management, correctional operations, and more, before moving into more advanced coursework on juvenile justice, leadership dynamics, occupational health and safety, corrections and more. Students are highly encouraged to take part in approved criminal justice internships during their senior year, for which they will receive school credit. The Criminal Justice B.S. program is 121 credits in total.

Suggested Curriculum Sequence

Students with a Criminal Justice degree have job opportunities in the following areas:

  • Corrections Administration
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • The Court System
  • Law Enforcement

What career can you have with a Criminal Justice degree? Probation officer, juvenile justice counselor, correctional officer, wage investigator, U.S. Marshal, and child protection specialist are all examples of job titles that rely on a background in Criminal Justice.  

The Bureau of Labor and Industry projects that the criminal justice job market is projected to grow 7% from 2016 to 2026. Want to learn more about this program? Talk to our admissions office at (215) 884-2216 or email


Manor College Partners with Widener University Delaware Law School

Under the agreement, Manor students will be admitted to Delaware Law after completing just three years of undergraduate study at Manor if they have completed 75% of their bachelor degree, earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher every semester at Manor, achieved an LSAT score that meets or exceeds the median LSAT score of Delaware Law’s most recent entering class, satisfied all Delaware Law admissions requirements relating to character and fitness, and submitted a completed application by April 1 of the calendar year in which they intend to enroll. The program is intended to save students time and expense allowing for the completion of both degrees in six years instead of seven. Learn more here.