2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Criminal Justice, B.S. (Professional Studies, SJNY Brooklyn and SJNY Long Island)

Barbara Morrell, Ph.D., Chairperson
Joseph E. Pascarella, Ph.D., Associate Chairperson

The B.S. degree in Criminal Justice is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the nature of crime and criminal law in society as well as the workings of police, courts, and corrections-the essential components of the criminal justice system. Students will be equipped with the necessary skills and insights to understand the complex issues surrounding crime and the criminal population.

Professional Studies

Students pursuing the B.S. in Criminal Justice within Professional Studies would be expected to have post secondary education and training and have acquired, through experience, the skills and knowledge appropriate to the degree. 

The Department reserves the right to require an additional English writing course(s) at any point in a student’s program if deemed appropriate based on the student’s writing level.


Elective Tracks: 9 Credits

The following tracks are offered as areas of concentration for Criminal Justice majors.

Students must complete at least one track:

Community Correctional Alternatives: 9 Credits

Choose 3 of the following:

Juvenile Justice: 9 Credits

Take CJ 257, Juvenile Justice, and Choose 2 of the remaining courses:

Law and Justice: 9 Credits

Take CJ 288, Race, Class and Gender, and Choose 2 of the remaining courses:

Mental Health: 9 Credits

Choose 3 of the following:

Liberal Arts Electives: 19-28 Credits

Other Electives: 39-48 Credits

Total: 120 Credits (Effective students entering Fall 2015)