Cresson, Pa. –The Mount Aloysius College Criminology students achieved exceptional results for the most recent ETS Major Fields Test in Criminal Justice. Significantly, the Mount Aloysius students earned group scores in the 99th percentile across six of the seven measured categories. The ETS Major Field Test was administered to graduating criminal justice students and compared the Mountie grads against approximately 13,000 students in more than 120 criminology programs across the United States. The exam tests seven categories including: Theories of Criminal Behavior, The Law, Law Enforcement, Corrections, The Court System, Critical Thinking, and Research Methodology and Statistics.

Joseph A. Bobak IV, Ph.D., associate professor of Criminology and Forensic Investigation and Chair, Department of Justice, Law, and Society put the College’s assessment results in context.  “These exceptional examination scores continue to be repeated across multiple testing years, and across all of the tested categories,” said Dr. Bobak.  “This consistent level of performance affirms our confidence in the Criminology faculty, our curriculum, and the exceptional quality of our graduates. “The ETS results offer us objective evidence that our graduates stand tall nationally in these significant assessment areas,” he said.  “Obviously we are extremely proud of our students.”

Mount Aloysius College Criminology students can pursue a Bachelor’s degree with focused concentrations in Forensic Investigation and Digital Forensics Investigation. Certificate programs are also available in Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy (FIGG), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Criminal Justice Addictions.

To learn more about the Mount Aloysius College Department of Justice, Law, and Society and the College’s Criminology major, contact their Admissions Office at (814) 886-6383, email or visit the Criminology website at