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The Criminal Justice Department at NJCU is a diverse learning community of educators and students. Dedicated to a multidisciplinary education benefiting from Northern New Jersey’s urban environment, our program merges theory and practice, in service to society, and examining the dynamic nature of criminal justice.

The Department sponsors a Chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association's Lambda Alpha Epsilon for students and has a very active Criminal/Social Justice Club. 

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice combines studies in the fields of criminal justice, law enforcements, courts, probation, corrections, parole and juvenile justice. The program is designed for individuals who are currently involved in the criminal and juvenile justice fields and students who seek careers in these areas. The Master of Science in Criminal Justice provides an indept exploration of the field combining theory and practice.


FBI - The FBI is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice. It has the authority and responsibility to investigate specific crimes assigned to it. The FBI also is authorized to provide other law enforcement agencies with cooperative services, such as fingerprint identification, laboratory examinations, and police training.

USDOJ - The Department of Justice is headed by the Attorney General of the United States. It employs about 120,000 persons including attorneys, investigators, border patrol agents, deputy marshals, correctional officers, and others. It is comprised of 38 separate component organizations. These include the U. S. Attorneys, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Bureau of Prisons, the U. S. Marshals Service, and the Office of Justice Programs, among others.

CBP - The United States Customs Service is the primary enforcement agency protecting the Nation’s borders. It is the only border agency with an extensive air, land, and marine interdiction force and with an investigative component supported by its own intelligence branch.

ATF - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is a law enforcement organization within the United States Department of the Treasury with unique responsibilities dedicated to reducing violent crime, collecting revenue, and protecting the public.


Location: Professional Studies Building, Suite 220
Phone: (201) 200-2416
Fax: (201) 200-3482
Contact name: Dr. David Chiabi, Chairperson


Click the button below for suggested courses to follow and complete, term-by-term, to make it easier to understand how to graduate in four years within your major. Degree Maps are used to assist you and your advisor with planning your academic path to graduation. Use this guide to discuss your academic plan and course selections with your advisor.

It is important to note that each student's specific program of study could, and likely will, look different. At NJCU, our goal is to customize the Degree Map to fit your situation. Consult with your advisor for the path that is best for you.