The Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration
Academics

 


Bachelor of Science in Correctional Studies
The major in correctional studies is designed for students preparing for entry-level professional positions and for correctional professional who wish to improve their skills and add to their knowledge. The major also prepares students for graduate study in this field. (Prerequisites & Requirements, Admissions Information)
Advisor: Professor Lior Gideon, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, 212.237.8991

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
The criminal justice (BS) major provides a broad understanding of the major components of the criminal justice system. It will interest students who plan careers in various law enforcement, judicial, or correctional agencies at the local, state, or federal level. It also provides an academic foundation for students who plan to attend graduate or professional schools. The Bachelor of Science degree differs from the Bachelor of Arts degree because its emphasis on the institutions of criminal justice, particularly the police courts and corrections. (Prerequisites & Requirements, Admissions Information)
Faculty Coordinator: Professor Eric Piza, Department of Law Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, 212.393.6376

Bachelor of Science in Police Studies
The major is police studies is designed for students who intend to pursue careers in law enforcement or who currently serve as law enforcement professional in operations, management, teach or research. The major is also appropriate for students who plan to attend graduate or professional school. (Prerequisites & Requirements, Admissions Information).
Advisor: Professor John DeCarlo, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, 212.393.6375

For advisement and the Four Year Advisement Plan in CJBS, PSC, and ICJ click here: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/academics/6414.php

Baccalaureate/Master’s Degree Program in Criminal Justice
The Baccalaureate/Master’s Degree Program (BA/MA) provides academically advanced students the opportunity to pursue simultaneously the baccalaureate and master’s degrees. It is available to students studying criminal justice, forensic psychology and public administration. The number of undergraduate electives and courses in the major are reduced for BA/MA candidates, thus enabling them to begin gradate courses once they have fulfilled the college general education requirements and some of the requirements of their major. Graduate courses then fulfill certain undergraduate requirements. For detailed information, click here.
Director: Professor Chitra Raghavan, Department of Psychology, 212.237.8417

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
The aim of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program is to broaden the perspective of those already in the criminal justice profession and prepare students for further graduate work and scholarship. Its courses provide a general survey of the field covering research methods causes of crime and analysis of the police, courts and correctional system. In addition, courses are offered in criminal law crime mapping, cybercrime, information security and technology, as well as drug abuse and terrorism. Students must specialize in one of eight areas: Criminology and Deviance, Criminal Law and Procedure, Police Administration, Correction Administration, Computer Applications inn Criminal Justice, Study of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Investigative Techniques, or Juvenile Justice. (Prerequisites & Requirements, Admissions Information)
Program Co-Director: Professor Avram Bornstein, Department of Anthropology, 212. 237.8287

Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
The Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice of the City University of New York at John Jay College offers interdisciplinary education in the fields of criminal justice, criminology, and forensic science. The program prepares students for careers of scholarship and teaching in criminal justice and related areas. Students receive rigorous training in four core areas: criminological theory, forensic psychology, criminal justice policy and criminal law. All students develop a concentration in at least one of these areas as well as a firm grounding in social science research methods and statistics. (General Information, Admissions Information)
Executive Officer: Professor Deborah Koetzle , Department of Criminal Justice PHD Program, 212.621.3758

Minor in Corrections
The corrections minor exposes students to important concepts in corrections and promotes an understanding of the correctional environments. Minor courses also introduce students to all aspects of careers in corrections. Additionally, the minor aims to equip students with a better understanding of current social problems. (Requirements)
Minor Advisor: Professor Lior Gideon, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, 212.237.8991

Minor in Law

The Law Minor offers students a comprehensive introduction to the Constitutional Rights that protect certain behaviors and criminalize other behaviors, and thus enable the full execution of the rule of law. In the process, students will become conversant in the theory of law, the philosophy of law, and the relationship between law and society. Key issues and areas of study will include: the problem of disobedience; the nature of the judicial process; the relationship between positive law and personal morality; and the rules of evidence.

To receive a minor in law, students must complete 18 credits of law courses.
Minor Advisor: Professor Eugene O'Donnell, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, 212.237.8388

Minor in Police Studies
The minor in police studies is designed for students with professional interests in law enforcement and policing. The minor is also appropriate for students who plan to attend graduate or professional school.
Minor Advisor: Professor John DeCarlo, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, 212.393.6375

Associate Degrees

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Maki Haberfeld, Chairperson
899 Tenth Ave, Room 422.06T, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.237.8381, Email: mhaberfeld@jjay.cuny.edu