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Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science

Criminal Justice and Homeland Security

Overview

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.

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Why Choose St. John's Criminal Justice Program

  • Rich Internship Opportunities
  • Dual-Degree Programs
  • A Variety of Career Paths
  • Networking With Professionals
  • Ideal Campus Location

Admission

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:

Admission Office  Queens Campus
718-990-2000
[email protected]

Admission Office  Staten Island campus
718-390-4500
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Courses

CourseNumberTitleCredits

DNY

 1000C

Discover New York

3

ENG

 1000C

English Composition

3

ENG

 1100C

Literature in a Global Context

3

HIS

 1000C

Emergence of a Global Society

3

 

 

Modern Foreign Language Requirement or ART 1000C or LAC 1000C

6

PHI

 1000C

Philosophy of the Human Person

3

PHI

 1020 or 2200 series

Philosophy

3

PHI

 3000C

Metaphysics

3

SCI   

 1000C

Scientific Inquiry

3

SPE

 1000C

Public Speaking

3

THE

1000C

Perspectives on Christianity

3

THE

1040 series

Christian Responsibility

3

THE

 

Choose any THE elective.

3

CourseNumberTitleCredits

ENG

1007 to 1073 (not 1040) 

English

3

MTH

 

Any Math

6

PSY

1001

General Psychology

3

SOC

1001

General Sociology

3

 

 

Choose three credits from HIS 1017, PSY 1007, PSY 1017, PSY 1019, SOC 1026, SOC 1028

3

CourseNumberTitleCredits

CRJ

2000

An Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

3

CRJ

2001

Theories of Crime

3

CRJ

2002

The Police and the Community

3

CRJ

2003

The American Judicial System

3

CRJ

2004

American Correctional System

3

 

 

Choose 21 credits in elective course work: it is recommended that students take CRJ 3006.

21

CourseNumberTitleCredits

CUS

1102

Software Applications

3

 

 

Add 6 credits from ACC, BLW, ECO, MGT, MKT

6

Free Electives - 15 Credits

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