Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts (BACJ)

Prepare for a career defending the public.

Study Criminal Justice at LBC

Advocacy, Law and Justice in the Name of Christ

If you have a passion for bringing restorative justice into the world through your career and relationship with Christ, this just might be the major for you.

When you study criminal justice at Lancaster Bible College, you’ll gain the value of getting a Christian college education while learning the basic concepts of the legal system from three perspectives: police, courts and corrections. Designed to give students an overview of the criminal justice system by broadly studying the different aspects of the law enforcement, judicial and correctional systems, students will graduate prepared to enter the field of criminal justice.

Why Study Criminal Justice at LBC?

  • Earn your degree from an accredited Bible college in PA.
  • Enjoy the experience of learning in cross-cultural ministry settings.
  • Get experience in the field before you graduate through internships in the local community.

"Learn to do good, seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause." - Isaiah 1:17

A Closer Look: Arts & Sciences

Why should Christians be involved in criminal justice?

Program director, Dr. John Churchville, shares his prospective.

Meet The Faculty

Dr. John Churchville

Criminal Justice Major Director

"I love to teach because Jesus taught. When he taught, he opened others' eyes to spiritual realities that they might not have previously considered . . . I aim to do the same in my teaching." — Dr. Churchville

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Dr. Daniel Spanjer

Chair of the Arts & Sciences Department

"Excellence is not necessarily that part of achievement which other people appreciate but rather the sum of time spent on and of effort put into any task. The amount of time and effort we put into winning high opinions usually keeps us from being excellent." — Dr. Spanjer

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Careers and Jobs in Criminal Justice (*Requires additional schooling or training)

  • Corrections Officer
  • Criminal Investigator*
  • Police Officer*
  • Paralegal
  • Private Security Officer
  • Legislative Aide
  • Victim Witness Advocate
  • Federal Marshal*

What’s your next step?