Criminal Justice Degree Requirements

The interdisciplinary major in criminal justice requires students to complete one track along with the required courses. Students need to take only three of the four courses in their chosen specialty area.

Core Curriculum

Campus

BIO 225 Forensic Bioscience St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
PHI 160 Introduction to Ethics St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
SOC 100 Introductory Sociology OR
SOC 136 Social Problems
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PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus


Required Courses

CJ 158 Criminal Justice Administration St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
CJ 244 Corrections
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CJ 266 Law Enforcement and Policing St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
CJ 277 Criminal Procedure St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
CJ 324 Research Methods in Criminal Justice St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
CJ 342 Internship in Criminal Justice St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
CJ 400 Capstone Seminar in Criminal Justice St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
POL 203 Political and Civil Rights St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
SOC 243 Criminology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus


Special Tracks

The following tracks are offered as areas of concentration for criminal justice majors. Each track requires 9 credits.


Juvenile Justice

Students taking this concentration may consider careers such as a delinquency counselor, alcohol/substance abuse counselor or probation/parole officer. SOC 257 is mandatory Students choose from two of the remaining three courses.

SOC 257 Juvenile Justice St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
PSY 220 Adolescent Psychology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
SOC 220 Sociology of Deviant Behavior St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
SOC 254 Sociology of Youth St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus


Mental Health

Graduates of this track have found careers as a mental health counselor, rehabilitation counselor or in law enforcement and corrections.

PSY 261 Psychology of Personality St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
PSY 271 Abnormal Psychology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
PSY 290 Forensic Psychology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
PSY 360 Counseling Psychology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus


Law and Justice

After completing this track, students may consider a career working in law, law enforcement, criminal investigation, minority and race relations or as a securities analyst or legal assistant.

POL 280 Constitutional Law St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
PSY 290 Forensic Psychology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
SOC 237 Inequality and Social Class St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
SOC 249 Race and Ethnic Relations St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Community Correctional alternatives


The Community Correctional Alternatives track is well-suited for students intending to enter the fields of probation and parole, and the expanding career opportunities in offender reentry.

CJ 245 Community Correctional Alternatives
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CJ 246 Restorative Justice
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CJ 247 Correctional Rehabilitation and Reentry
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CJ 248 Women and Crime
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Technology and the Criminal Justice System


The new Technology and Criminal Justice track is aimed at introducing the science of crime mapping to students who are interested in pursuing a career in crime intelligence or policy analysis.

CJ 270 Criminalistics and Crime Scene Investigation
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CJ 271 Computer Application and Cyber Crime
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CJ 272 Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
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CJ 273 Crime Analysis and Policy
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