A US Customs and Border Patrol agent talks with criminal justice students at Lebanon Valley College

The criminal justice program encompasses a wide range of fields and possible career paths, including policing, private security, counseling, legal, social services, law enforcement, corrections, crime prevention, law and courts, and more. Graduates can become crime analysts, criminal justice policy analysts, researchers, and court administrators.  

The career path for criminal justice majors is limitless. The demand for majors is expected to grow by 10 percent during the next 12 years and the median income ranges from $46–$53,000 depending on location and area of specialization. Graduates of both programs are employed with many federal, state, and local agencies, including New York City Port Authority, Lebanon County Probation and Parole, Pennsylvania State Police (canine handler), Philadelphia Police Department, Harvard and University of Pennsylvania police departments, Federal Aviation Administration (air marshal), United States Secret Service, and Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General.  

Dr. Kyle Ward, an LVC criminal justice graduate, speaks with his students

Dr. Kyle Ward '09 Pays It Forward As Criminal Justice Professor

Recognizing the impact faculty research had on him as a student, Dr. Kyle Ward now enjoys mentoring students as an assistant professor at the University of Northern Colorado.