Criminal Justice

Curriculum

Dr. Kari E. Larsen, Chairperson

The Criminal Justice Department offers a major in Criminal Justice with concentrations in: Law and Justice, Corrections, Police Administration, Investigative Sciences, Criminal Research & Intelligence Analysis, and Cyber Security and Computer Forensics. A minor in Criminal Justice is also offered.

Degree Requirements for Criminal Justice Major

Degree of Bachelor of Arts

Six of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

CJ-165Introduction to Criminology3
CJ-170Introduction to Criminal Justice3
SO/CJ-253Social Deviance3
CJ-280Juvenile Delinquency3
CJ-258Criminal Justice Ethics (Values course)3
CJ-285Criminal Corrections Systems3
CJ-315Criminal Procedure3
CJ-316Criminal Evidence3
CJ-350Research Techniques and Data Analysis3
CJ-489Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice3
PS-151Introduction to Psychology 13
CJ/BI/CH-237Forensic Science 13
Select one of the following3
AS/UR/SO-412
Ethnicity and Race in Urban History
SO-200
Ethnic and Racial Relations
CJ-210
Multiculturalism in Justice
HS-464
History of Amercan Immigration
Select one of the following concentrations and take 9 credits in that concentration, except for the Computer Science and Crime Forensics Concentration, take 12 credits9-12
Total Credits48-51

Special Note on Core Requirements for Criminal Justice Majors 

Special Note on Major Requirements for Criminal Justice Majors

Law and Justice Concentration

CJ-390Criminal Law3
Select two of the following:6
CJ-290
Comparative Justice Systems
CJ-486
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
CJ-222
Family Law
CJ-250
Victimology
CJ-333
Gender Crime and Justice
CJ-406
Homicide: Investigation and Prosecution
CJ-485
Child Protection Agencies and the Law
PO-477
International Law
PO-417
Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties
UR/AS-333
Black Community and the Law
Total Credits9

Corrections Concentration

CJ-395Probation and Parole3
Select two of the following:6
CJ-290
Comparative Justice Systems
CJ-299
Leadership for Criminal Justice
CJ-420
Drugs, Society and Human Behavior
CJ-486
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
PS-250
Personality
PS-260
Abnormal Psychology
Total Credits9

Police Administration Concentration

CJ-175Introduction to Law Enforcement3
Select two of the following:6
CJ-177
Police Culture
CJ-230
Homeland Security and Terrorism
CJ-240
Gangs and Organized Crime
CJ-260
Traffic Management
CJ-299
Leadership for Criminal Justice
CJ-359
Corruption
CJ-396
Community Policing
CJ-400
Police Administration
CJ-435
Police Patrol
CJ-486
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
Total Credits9

Investigative Sciences and Profiling Concentration

CJ-237Forensic Science3
Select two of the following:6
CJ-357
Infamous Crimes and Criminals
CJ-418
Introduction to Forensics Techniques
CJ-486
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
CJ-405
Crime Investigation
CJ-299
Leadership for Criminal Justice
CJ-406
Homicide: Investigation and Prosecution
PS-260
Abnormal Psychology
PS-435
Forensic Psychology
Total Credits9

Criminal Research & Intelligence Analysis Concentration

Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue a minor in Accountancy, Modern Languages, or Mathematics as well.

AC-151Principles of Accounting I3
CJ-230Homeland Security and Terrorism3
Select one of the following:3
CJ-240
Gangs and Organized Crime
CJ-418
Introduction to Forensics Techniques
CJ-358
White Collar Crime
CJ-486
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
CJ-419
Terrorism and Threat Assessment
CS-495
Cryptology
Total Credits9

Cyber Security and Computer Forensics Concentration

CS-180Introduction to Programming3
CS-260Information Technology Ethics3
CS-496Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Lab3
Take one of the following courses:3
IS-381
Cyber Security Planning and Risk Management
or CS-495
Cryptology
Total Credits12

Requirements for a Minor in Criminal Justice

CJ-165Introduction to Criminology3
CJ-170Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ-253Social Deviance3
CJ-285Criminal Corrections Systems3
CJ-315Criminal Procedure3
CJ-350Research Techniques and Data Analysis3
Total Credits18

Special Notes on Requirements for Criminal Justice Minors

Graduate Criminal Justice Administration

At A Glance
Degree Awarded: Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration
Concentrations: Police Administration, Federal Law Enforcement Administration
Course Locations: Jersey City Campus
Program Duration: 36 credits: A full-time student taking 18 credits/year should complete in 2 years.
Calendar: Trimester
Course Format: Classes meet in person in the evenings. Some hybrid/online courses available.