The Criminal Justice (BS) Major is John Jay's College largest major. It 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)
If you need more information on registration and advisement, please review the CJBS Information Packet here
The CJBS Information Packet contains information on advisement, including how to make online appointments with CJBS Advisors. Before you meet with a CJBS Advisor, you should complete the CJBS Major worksheet here . Instructions on how to use the major worksheet can be found here.
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).
Advisors: Professor Jon Shane, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, email@example.com and Professor Arthur Storch, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, firstname.lastname@example.org
For advisement and the Four Year Advisement Plan in CJBS, PSC, and ICJ click here.
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 graduate 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.
Contact Criminal Justice BA/MA and BS/MA Coordinator: Dr. Janice Carrington, email@example.com
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
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 Kimora, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive a minor in law, students must complete 18 credits of law courses.
Minor Advisor: Professor Gary Wright, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, email@example.com.
The minor 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 Kimora, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Arthur Storch, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, email@example.com.