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.
You can prepare for these highly sought-after opportunities through
the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Criminal Justice at St.
John's. Offered by the College of Professional
Studies, this 126-credit program prepares students for career
opportunities in the criminal justice field, including the public
sector and all levels of government. Additionally, private sector
organizations increasingly seek to hire professionals in the
The program draws on the guidance and insight provided by the
University's Criminal Justice Advisory
Council, composed of distinguished leaders in police service,
law, corrections and public safety administration.
A unique feature of the program is the option to specialize in
Forensic Psychology. Minor
areas of study are also available, including:
- Computer Science
- Correctional Counseling
- Court Administration
We invite you to learn more about our program requirements, objectives and academic resources.
Keith Carrington, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
(718) 990-2042 (Queens Campus)
Antoinette Collarini Schlossberg,
Director, Undergraduate Criminal Justice Program
(718) 990-7408 (Queens Campus)