Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Coming Fall 2014
With the rise of terrorism, gang violence, and cybercrimes, the need for law enforcement officers, federal agents, criminologists, and other criminal justice professionals is crucial in securing the blessings of our liberties as a free people. 

Our Criminal Justice program prepares you for the intricate challenges confronting today’s legal professionals. It instills foundational principles and innovative concepts through the use of practicums, leadership initiatives, and restorative justice applications throughout this intensive curriculum.

Acquire Critical & Analytical Skills

Conducting criminal investigations, exploring forensic disciplines, or just desiring to help people are the goals of the Criminal Justice major at the University of Valley Forge.

Apply Now! Get an education that will prepare you for a productive and rewarding career, allowing you to explore the following:

  • Blood Spatter Analyst
  • Computer Forensics Investigator
  • Corrections Officer
  • Corporate Security Professional
  • Criminologist
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Law Enforcement Officer (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Parole and Probation Agent
  • Restorative Justice Mediator
  • Pre-law Student

Become a high-level critical thinker and excellent professional, well prepared to enter the field of work. Our Criminal Justice major combines problem-driven research and real-world expertise to prepare you to be a leader in state, federal and private law enforcement.

Criminal Justice

Become successful in the multidimensional field of Criminal Justice


The foundation of practical exercises is learning and application. We believe that practicums help to reinforce what is learned. Giving our students opportunities to learn outside the classroom accomplishes this objective. By processing mock crime scenes and conducting simulated investigations, students will learn and cultivate equitable investigative disciplines and ethics. 

Leadership Initiatives:

George Washington once said, “Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.” The University of Valley Forge does not want to develop ordinary professionals; it is our goal to develop effective leaders. By studying historical role models who have exemplified extraordinary leadership skills, students will have an opportunity to develop and perfect these proficiencies through group assignments, mock investigations, and other practicums and exercises. 

Restorative Justice Applications:

“Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.” (2 Corinthians 2:7). Through restorative justice concepts, students learn how to repair the harms caused by crime; applying biblical principles that provides the victim with a voice and brings about a more comprehensive restoration. Victims, communities, and offenders, also known as ‘stakeholders,’ are the main focus during this process. We demonstrate restoration, give voice to the stakeholder, and help communities preserve order through mediation, such as conferencing, circles, and victim assistance.

Contact Information:

Derek Clepper
Dereck Clepper
Program Director