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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

Criminal Justice Minor

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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


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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