This program prepares students for career opportunities in the criminal justice field.
The undergraduate program in Criminal Justice at St. John’s University prepares you for a career in the criminal justice system, which offers significant opportunities in the public sector at all levels of government as well as private sectors. Our program provides a comprehensive understanding of our multifaceted criminal justice system. Along with specific courses in criminal justice theory and application, the curriculum includes a solid, interdisciplinary liberal arts foundation.
St. John's provides a wealth of opportunities for students who are pursuing criminal justice degrees. St. John's students benefit from the University's outstanding facilities and resources. Computer laboratories contain sophisticated PC and Mac workstations with a full range of the latest academic software packages and full access to the University's award-winning network.
High-tech classrooms and lecture halls feature sophisticated multimedia equipment. Lounges and quiet study areas enhance the research experience in our 1.7 million-volume University Library.
Students also benefit from St. John's focus on an international academic experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location.
Strengthening internship opportunities for Criminal Justice majors is the aim of the department's Co-Op Education Program. The program provides experience in professional positions with select criminal justice agencies throughout metropolitan New York.
Students take advantage of St. John's location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area.
Students may be entitled to receive credit toward the B.S. degree if they have successfully completed training courses at the NYC Police, NYC Corrections, Nassau County, Suffolk County or NYS Police Academies.
For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:
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Literature in a Global Context
Emergence of a Global Society
Modern Foreign Language Requirement or ART 1000C or LAC 1000C
Philosophy of the Human Person
1020 or 2200 series
Perspectives on Christianity
Choose any THE elective.
1007 to 1073 (not 1040)
Choose three credits from HIS 1017, PSY 1007, PSY 1017, PSY 1019, SOC 1026, SOC 1028
An Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
Theories of Crime
The Police and the Community
The American Judicial System
American Correctional System
Choose 21 credits in elective course work: it is recommended that students take CRJ 3006.
Add 6 credits from ACC, BLW, ECO, MGT, MKT
Free Electives - 15 Credits
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As a student in the J.D./LL.M. joint degree program, you complete both your J.D. degree and your LL.M. degree in Bankruptcy or Real Estate in as little as seven semesters.
Accelerate your path to law by pursuing a combined B.A./J.D. program.
The dual Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor program permits you to enter the St. John’s University School of Law before completing your bachelor’s degree and to complete your academic training in six years, earning an undergraduate degree from the College of Professional Studies and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s Law.
The Nation's Only LL.M. Dedicated to Bankruptcy Law
The Business Law minor encompasses all the laws that dictate how to form and run a business. The minor deals with the collection of legal requirements around forming, operating, dissolving, and engaging with a business. The Business Law minor also includes state and federal laws, as well as administrative regulations.
The combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Criminal Justice and Sociology will allow you to develop these valuable skills and complete both degrees in just five years of full-time study.
The M.A. in Criminology and Justice at St. John's offers a rigorous academic foundation in criminology and the skills to analyze crime-related data and research.
In this interdisciplinary program, you will be trained in court-related skills and techniques, including how to be an effective expert witness.
This program is designed to educate students on current leadership skills and trends in Homeland Security and Law Enforcement.
The Homeland Security Program focuses on the protection of the nation’s critical infrastructure and populace from terrorism, criminal acts, and natural disasters.
This innovative 78-credit program is designed to qualify candidates to fill mid- to high-level executive positions in government, law enforcement, the public and private security industries, nongovernmental organizations, and academia.
A nationally respected faculty, congenial, diverse and talented students and a powerful network of successful alumni.
The minor in business law provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to deal with the legalities of running a business and to recognize the body of law that governs business and commerce.
The B.S./M.A. program in Legal Studies and Sociology allows qualified students to simultaneously work toward the completion of a B.S. degree in Legal Studies and an M.A. degree in Sociology.
The legal studies minor is appropriate for students who aspire to go to law school and is appropriate for students who aspire to work in the legal profession as paralegals. Students who complete the legal studies minor are given a paralegal certificate.
Legal studies teaches foundational skills in the practice of law.
The AS/LLB allows students to complete two legal degrees in four years, one in New York and one in London.
Located in Queens, New York, one of the most diverse places in the world and one of the five boroughs of New York City, the global epicenter of real estate development, investment, and finance, St. John’s provides the perfect launching pad for a career in real estate law.
Why earn a Transnational Legal Practice LL.M. at St. John's Law? The Transnational Legal Practice LL.M. degree is a great choice for internationally-trained lawyers and law students who plan to work in cross-border/transnational contexts, whether in the U.S or another country.
The LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies is designed for one purpose: to prepare internationally-trained attorneys to pass the New York Bar Exam and gain admission to practice law in this unrivaled jurisdiction.
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