College of Business and Public Administration

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why a B.A. in Criminal Justice?

Criminal Justice is a major if:

The criminal justice major is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary course of study that includes the study of police, criminal law, the courts, corrections, including community-based programs, and causes of crime and delinquency. Students can complement their classroom experiences with internships, service-learning, court and prison tours, and participation in the Criminal Justice Club. New Jersey’s innovative programs foster numerous challenges for criminal justice majors who want to make a contribution toward justice and public safety.

What skills do students majoring in criminal justice develop?

What are the career opportunities for students with a criminal justice degree?

Criminal justice graduates may be employed by local, state, and federal government agencies; non-profit organizations; and private industry. Some examples of possible career opportunities include:

What do criminal justice majors learn?

The criminal justice major provides students with an overview of the criminal justice system and exposure to its numerous facets including:

The program offers experiential opportunities through service learning, internships, guest lecturers and class trips (police agencies, courts, and correctional facilities). The challenging curriculum provides the student with a solid academic foundation and specialized criminal justice courses