Seton Hall's undergraduate program in Criminal Justice leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree is primarily for students seeking to pursue careers in law enforcement, courts, corrections, and other areas relating to crime and justice. The major is designed to provide students with the scientific foundations of understanding crime and extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system.
Our internationally recognized faculty members bring a unique blend of scholarly accomplishments and real-world experience into the classroom. With backgrounds as criminal profilers and murder trial consultants, defense attorneys and prosecutors, probation and parole officers, our faculty members consistently contribute research to top scholarly journals and conferences in the discipline.
After completing the Criminal Justice program, students will:
- Demonstrate proficient knowledge of the organizational framework of the American Criminal Justice System.
- Be able to describe the major theories that are used to explain the origins of criminal behavior.
- Demonstrate proficiency in analyzing and interpreting data in criminological theory and the criminal justice system through scientific and technical writing.
- Understand how research methods are utilized in criminology and the criminal justice system.
- Show proficiency in evaluating the links between research, theory, and practice in the criminal justice system and apply material learned in the curriculum to experiences gained by serving as an intern.
In conjunction with Seton Hall's Career Center, Criminal Justice majors engage in internships across the criminal justice system including the US Department of Homeland Security, US Drug Enforcement Administration, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, New Jersey State Police, Superior Court of NJ, NYPD Partners in Education and many others.
If you are interested in learning more about the Criminal Justice undergraduate major and minor programs, please contact the Department Chairperson, Cherubim Quizon, at [email protected].