The Criminal Justice Department, a diverse, urban learning community of educators and students, is dedicated to a multidisciplinary education, merging theory and practice in service to society and the dynamic nature of criminal justice. The Department sponsors a Chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association's Lambda Alpha Epsilon for its students and has a very active Criminal/Social justice club. The Department seeks academic excellence, whereby it develops the latest and most expedient assessment tools, develops new courses, promotes faculty development, enhances community outreach goals, increases its access to a diverse range of incoming students, and boosts retention.
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program combines professional studies in the fields of criminal justice, including law enforcement, courts, probation, corrections, parole and juvenile justice. The program is designed for individuals who are currently involved in the criminal and juvenile justice fields and students who seek careers in these areas. To accommodate students with varying work schedules, all undergraduate coursework is offered on the main campus on a dual-track basis, whereby each student has the option to attend each class at either 9:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. on the same day. All coursework is offered on campus and at our satellite program in Wall, NJ, through the NJ Coastal Communiversity. Many courses are also offered online.
All Criminal Justice majors who qualify are eligible for NJCU's Cooperative Education Program. A major objective of the program is to combine classroom education with practical experience and to provide a realistic, in-the-field environment for skills and knowledge that complement classroom learning. Students can earn up to 12 credits, with a maximum of 6 credits in any one experience.
Please refer to the NJCU Undergraduate Catalog for admission requirements, fields of employment, continued areas of education, and course requirements. General Studies Program requirements for graduation are listed on page 26 - "Undergraduate Degree Requirements."