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What You Learn

You gain real-world insight into the American legal system and contemporary issues in policing, corrections, victimology and advocacy.

  • Practice investigation techniques, including crime scene methodologies
  • Attend guest lectures by top security professionals at the FBI, Secret Service and other federal, state and local agencies
  • Earn academic credit through Travelearn programs and study global approaches to policing
  • Identify, analyze and mitigate digital security breaches while collaborating with Kean's Center for Cybersecurity

A 2.5 minimum GPA is required to enter the criminal justice program.

Kean also offers a cybersecurity minor that will prepare you to identify, analyze and mitigate security breaches.

Program Options:

B.A. in Criminal Justice

Also available

My mentor is a 28-year veteran of federal, state and local law enforcement. He introduced me to a colleague who works in the U.S District Court for the District of New Jersey, which led to my first paid internship at a federal courthouse. I am forever thankful for the mentoring program and the connections that I have been able to make.

Amaya Erawoc '22
Kean Criminal Justice Graduate Student
Amaya Erawoc, Economics student

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to live on campus, study abroad and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Supported by the School of Criminal Justice and Public Administration, this student group performs community service projects, holds fundraisers and collaborates with faculty.

The Kean Criminal Justice Honor Society holds a bake sale.
Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Travelearn in London and Amsterdam

Students can earn four credits during a Spring Break Travelearn to London or Amsterdam, studying global approaches to policing.

A Kean criminal justice student holds a shield near a Metropolitan Police vehicle.
Travelearn in London and Amsterdam

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs


Best Online Value- Criminal Justice

Kean criminal justice graduates are working in law enforcement, corrections, law, intelligence, government, social services and in business. Possible careers include:

  • Police Officer 
  • New Jersey State Trooper
  • FBI Agent
  • CIA Agent
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Private Detective
  • Corporate Security Officer




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