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.

The criminal justice program at Lancaster Bible College will prepare students to fill redemptive roles in our larger society. We have designed courses, internships, student work, and instructor interaction to help students promote biblical justice and the love of Christ in service to people in public spaces. Students will take classes in areas of Criminal Justice, which focus on law enforcement and corrections, and of Legal Studies, which focus on legal reasoning and provides exposure for those interested in the legal profession. Through academic rigor and hands on training, Christian professionals in LBC’s criminal justice program teach students how to live out the Gospel in society, excel in their chosen fields, and strengthen their faith for the work to which God calls them. 

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*

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