Criminal Justice Management (BS)

The Criminal Justice Management major focuses on the development of leadership, supervision and analytic skills of students who aspire to executive positions in criminal justice agencies. The major is designed to introduce students to the American criminal justice system, expose students to management issues and methods, introduce ethical considerations, and provide students with basic academic and management skills.

Learning outcomes. Students will:

• Identify core management issues affecting delivery of services by criminal justice agencies.
• Describe the political, economic, legal, and social environments in which criminal justice agencies operate.
• Explain the constitutional and legal challenges of delivering policing, court, and correctional services in a diverse society.
• Synthesize information and use analytical approaches in designing appropriate courses of action for management-related problems in criminal justice agencies.
• Organize and communicate information to a diverse workforce and citizenry by means of oral presentations, written documents, presentation graphics, and online techniques.
• Observe and identify examples of decision-making, leadership and management skills in public, private, or nonprofit criminal justice organizations.

Credits required: 39-42                            Four Year Academic Plan

Prerequisites: POL 101 (formerly GOV 101). This course fulfills the Flexible Core: U.S. Experience in its Diversity area of the general education requirements.

Coordinator and Advisor: Professor Salomon Guajardo, Department of Public Management (646.557.4783,

Baccalaureate/Master's Program in Criminal Justice Management: Qualified undergraduate students may enter the Baccalaureate/ Master's Program and thereby graduate with both a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice Management, and either a Master's in Criminal Justice or the Master of Public Administration degree. For additional information, contact Professor Chitra Raghavan (212.237.8417,

Additional information: Students who enrolled for the first time at the College or changed to this major in September 2012 or thereafter must complete the major in the form presented here. Students who enrolled prior to that date may choose either the form shown here or the earlier version of the major. A copy of the earlier version may be obtained in the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin, available at


Subtotal: 9 credits


CJBS 101 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System
LAW 203 Constitutional Law
PAD 140 Introduction to Public Administration


Subtotal: 12 credits


ENG 235 Writing for Management Business and Public Administration
PAD 241 Information in Public Management
PAD 314 Leadership, Supervision and Performance
PAD 318 Decisions in Crises


Subtotal: 12 credits

Select one

ACC 250 Introduction to Accounting
PAD 343 Administration of Financial Resources

Select three

COR 282 Principles of Correctional Operations
FIS 2XX Science Foundations of Emergency Management and Response
PAD 360 Court Administration 
PSC 101 Introduction to Police Studies
PSC 201 Police Organization and Administration
SEC 310 Emergency Planning
SOC 203 Criminology

Note: In-service students in the uniformed services may apply up to 12 credits of external credit or advanced training approved by the College or by the American Council of Education (ACE), provided that the student's total external credits do not exceed curricular limitations on total external credits toward a degree. Advanced training is training that is not part of the initial program of trianing for new uniformed service personnel.


Subtotal: 3 credits


PAD 348 Justice Planning and Policy Analysis


Subtotal: 3-6 credits

Select one

PAD 402 Seminar and Internship in Public Adminitstration
PAD 404 Practicum in Public Administration
PAD 445 Seminar in Justice Administration and Planning

Note: the internship or practicum must involve an agency with a criminal justice-related mission.

Total: 39-42 credits