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A Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice prepares students with a solid foundation in the practical and theoretical aspects of criminal and juvenile justice. This multidisciplinary program explores the dynamic nature of criminal justice with opportunities to combine classroom learning with practical experience in the field. The program is designed for students seeking careers and individuals who currently work in the criminal and juvenile justice fields. 

All undergraduate coursework, on the main campus, is offered on a dual time schedule. Students have the option to attend classes at 9:00am or 7:00pm on the same day to accommodate varying work schedules. 

The Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice is available at our satellite location NJCU@Wall, in Monmouth County, for more information on the Wall location click here

The requirements for admission to this degree track are:

  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 in all Criminal Justice courses
  • Completion of at least 42 credits, including the All University Requirements and the following specific prerequisite courses:
    • CJ 111: Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • CJ 112: Crime and Delinquency  
  • Declaration of major upon completion of the above requirements 
CJ 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ 112 Crime and Delinquency 3
CJ 215 Police Organization & Administration 3
CJ 216 Court System & Administration 3
CJ 217 Corrections System & Administration 3
CJ 305 Criminal Law 3
CJ 372 Criminal Justice Research 3
CJ 463 Management of Public Safety Agencies 3
CJ 115 Juvenile Justice Administration 3
CJ 120 Careers in Criminal Justice 3
CJ 201 Law, Order & Justice in Society 3
CJ 205* Community Corrections 3
CJ 210*  Crime Prevention  3
CJ 250* Crisis Intervention 3
CJ 260* Criminal Investigation 3
CJ 275* Police and the Community 3
CJ 300* Victimless Crimes/Organized Crimes 3
CJ 301* Terrorism 3
CJ 302* White Collar Crime 3
CJ 303* Women and Criminal Justice 3
CJ 306* Crime and the Movies 3
CJ 308* Multicultural Law Enforcement 3
CJ 310* Hate Crimes 3
CJ 311* Violence and Criminal Justice 3
CJ 315* Seminar in Criminal Justice Problems 3
CJ 325* Criminal Procedure 3
CJ 340* Criminal Evidence 3
CJ 360* Victims of Crime 3
CJ 370* Minorities and Criminal Justice 3
CJ 420* International Criminal Justice 3
CJ 444* Criminal Justice Ethics  
CJ 464* Management Information Systems  

Transfer students must complete at least 12 credits at NJCU, in addition to above requirements prior to declaring a major.




Location: Professional Studies Building, Rm. 220
Contact: Dr. David Chiabi (dchiabi@njcu.edu), LLM, Ph.D.

Phone: (201)200-2416
Fax: (201)200- 3482