Trent Dunlap, a Criminal Justice Administration major, is also completing the Act 120 Municipal Police Academy via Mansfield University's CJA Act 120 Pathway Program. He will graduate from Mansfield University with his Act 120 police officer certification AND a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. The Pathway Program allows students to obtain their university degree and police officer certification within four years.
Under the Pathway program students spend their first two years of criminal justice classes in the classroom. Following their sophomore year, the students enter the Act 120 Municipal Police Academy. After completing the academy curriculum students re-enter the university classroom in the Spring semester of their junior year and continue on to complete their Bachelor’s degree.
Mansfield University is the only state university to offer the Pathway Program.