The primary goal of the juvenile justice system is to increase public safety through effective prevention, intervention, treatment and rehabilitation rather than punishment of offenders. The Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice BS Program will allow our students to support Manor College’s commitment to a peaceful world and will provide our students with the opportunities to serve juvenile compassionately and effectively.

Become an Advocate for Justice

Our program empowers students to help prevent juveniles from committing future crimes. The juvenile justice system is unique in that it advocates for deterrence over punishment, and Manor’s comprehensive course offering ensures that students not only understand how to prevent crime but understand the factors that can lead to criminal behavior..

Why You Should Choose Manor

Why study Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice at Manor? Small class sizes ensure that our faculty are invested in student outcomes, and hands-on learning opportunities combined with innovative teaching ensures that students are competitive applicants upon graduation. Our dedicated faculty do not treat you like a number; they get to know you and work with you the entire length of your time at Manor. There are so many reasons why you belong here!

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.

What to Expect from the Curriculum

Students will begin by learning about the fundamentals of criminal justice, criminology, adolescent development, juvenile courts, and constitutional law, before moving into more advanced coursework on developmental psychology, juvenile corrections, evidence law, case management, and more. Students are required to take part in approved criminal justice internships during their senior year, for which they will receive school credit. The Criminal Justice Juvenile Justice B.S. program is 121 credits in total.

Suggested Curriculum Sequence

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

  • Social Services
  • The Court System
  • Law Enforcement
  • Counseling

What career can you have with a criminal justice juvenile justice degree? Juvenile counselor, correctional officer, youth counselor, case manager, and youth service coordinator are all examples of job titles that rely on a background in criminal justice juvenile 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