Greater Allegheny to offer four year degree in Administration of Justice

Penn State Greater Allegheny will offer a new four-year degree program in Administration of Justice, with classes beginning summer 2014.

The major is intended for students interested in pursuing careers in criminal justice, either immediately after obtaining the baccalaureate degree, or after graduate school. Students can complete either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

Director of Academic Affairs and Professor Margaret Signorella is ready to launch the program. ?We have had students requesting this major for a long time,? she said, adding, ?Many of our faculty have teaching and research interests in this area, and our new faculty member, Katherine McLean, will be on board in August to head the program."

McLean is similarly enthusiastic, commenting, "I¹m thrilled to be a part of the new AOJ major at GA, and hope we can interest a lot of new students in the program. From my perspective, it¹s a very exciting time to be teaching in criminal justice, and doing research around Pittsburgh."

Current or former Penn State students interested in the program should contact the Academic Affairs Office (412-675-9140; [email protected]). New students should contact Penn State Greater Allegheny?s Office of Admissions (412-675-9010; [email protected]).