Geneva College



Criminal Justice Major

  • Professor Stephanie Schindel

    Assistant Professor of Psychology, received the Magic Makers Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County for a cooperative program that she developed.

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The overarching goal of Geneva College's criminal justice program is to create an interdisciplinary experience, drawing from psychology, human services, sociology, and political science, that prepares students to serve God through compassionate service. Students will develop into community leaders who understand service to God and neighbor and will holistically work toward building the Kingdom of God in their local or national context.

Seniors in the major experience an intensive criminal justice internship at a local agency, as well as participate in a seminar on professional ethics.

Why choose criminal justice at Geneva College?

  • Biblically integrated curriculum with a focus on justice
  • Field experiences in nearby communities
  • Faculty with professional experience who are engaged with students
  • Unique opportunities such as a course on criminology taken alongside inmates at the Beaver County Jail
  • Related minors available in psychology, human services, political science, sociology and more

Classes you might take include

  • Crime, Law and Society
  • Restorative Justice
  • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Public Administration
  • Criminal Investigations and Procedures

What can you do with a criminal justice degree?

  • Correctional Officers
  • Fraud Examiners
  • Investigators
  • Probation Officers
  • Intelligence Analysts
  • Police Officers
  • Security Management Specialists
  • Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs


Point of Excellence

Through the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Geneva offers the 3&3 Program enabling students to complete a B.S. and a M.Div. in only six years.

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Upcoming Events
June 19, 2014
Geneva adds major in Criminal Justice
Beginning this fall, students can enroll in the new program that focuses on restorative justice.