Academic Standards and Requirements

We provide students with a comprehensive inter-disciplinary undergraduate program of study in criminal justice. Students who complete the criminal justice major will:

  • Develop an understanding of the nature and consequences of crime in American society
  • Gain a working knowledge of the structure and function of the criminal justice system
  • Analyze the relationship between social forces and legal forces in our society
  • Grapple with conflicts between the constitutional rights of the accused and the criminal justice imperatives of crime control
  • Confront the complexities of modern criminal justice concerns
  • Survey issues relating to the planning and implementation of criminal justice policies
  • Become familiar with contemporary criminal justice research agendas
  • Be guided and encouraged to pursue preprofessional fieldwork/internships
  • Undertake preparation for a broad variety of potential careers in criminal justice and related fields
  • Acquire a solid foundation for future graduate and professional study

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Criminal Justice
1000 Hempstead Avenue Siena Hall, Room 108 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002