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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

The College's associate degree in the Administration of Justice is the only one of its kind offered at the community college level in the Delaware Valley. The program is designed to service the professional growth and academic development of students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Classes range from general psychology, public speaking, math and English to principals of investigation, abnormal psychology and criminology.

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A degree in criminal justice can lead to employment and career advancement in both public and private agencies, including child welfare agencies, law offices, juvenile detention centers, probation and parole offices, correctional facilities, law enforcement agencies and more.

Potential career opportunities available with a criminal justice career include:

  • Airport Security Officer 
  • Attorney 
  • Bailiff 
  • Border Patrol Agent 
  • Coroner
  • Corrections Officer
  • Customs Agent 
  • Detective
  • District Attorney
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • FBI Agent 
  • Law Clerk 
  • Paralegal 
  • Park Ranger 
  • Public Defender