Criminal Justice / Sociology, Bachelor of Science / Master of Arts

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesCollege of Professional Studies
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus


In our increasingly complex world, criminals and criminal organizations are more sophisticated than ever. Along with so-called traditional activities — such as drug trafficking, street crime and extortion — they also employ computers and the Internet to threaten our security.

As criminal activity becomes more complex and global in scope, law enforcement agencies seek a new generation of highly trained and educated criminal justice professionals. Job opportunities for police and detectives are expected to rise by 10 percent over the next decade; for criminal investigators, job growth will be as high as 17 percent.

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Assistant dean in the College of Professional Studies

When Kevin James 11C, 13MBA was a student at St. John's University, he strived to integrate the...