Criminal Justice Major, BS

Campus: NYC, Westchester


Prepares students for employment in all areas related to the field of criminal justice and other government agencies, as well as for graduate school in related disciplines.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major Requirements 36
Open Electives 37-48
Total Credits 128

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

University Core
Complete University Core Requirements44-55
Total Credits44-55

Major Requirements (36 Credits)

Required Courses
CRJ 121Government Administration3
CRJ 150Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 242Crime and Public Policy3
CRJ 250Community Relations in the Criminal Justice System3
CRJ 261Introduction to Criminal Investigation3
CRJ 305Criminal Law3
CRJ 346Terrorism and Society3
CRJ 402Constitutional Issues in Criminal Justice3
CRJ 412Integrity Issues in the Criminal Justice System3
Major Electives
Select three of the following:9
Resilience in the Corporate Sector
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Alcohol, Drugs and Crime
Organized Crime
Introduction to Private Security
Penology
Probation and Parole
Structure and Function of Police Organization
Principals of Emergency Management
Topics in Criminal Justice
Topic: Homeland Security Strategies
Topic: Law and Society
Topic: Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
Topic: Restorative Justice
Topic: Juvenile Justice
Topic: The Criminal Justice System and the Victim
Topic: The Prisoner as Citizen: Civil Rights Behind Bars
Image-Making in the Age of Terror: Exploring First and Fourth Amendment Rights
Special Topic: Women and the Criminal Justice System
Homeland Security Strategies
Controversial Criminal Cases
Research Perspectives in Criminal Justice
Strategies in Corrections Administration
Courts Administration
Criminal Evidence and Procedure
Criminal Justice System Responses to Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
Internship in Criminal Justice I
Internship in Criminal Justice II
Independent Study in Criminal Justice
Total Credits36

Major Specialization Requirements (9 Credits)

Select three courses in a single discipline (approved by department chair) in order to enhance Criminal Justice career options. If the discipline is arts or science one, these courses may be taken as an AOK in-depth sequence or as Inquiry & Exploration courses. Otherwise, they are to be taken as Open Elective courses.

Open Electives (37-48 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 37-48 credits37-48
Total Credits37-48