The mission of the Criminal Justice Department is to provide the student with a broad liberal arts education and a balanced perspective on the study and practices of the criminal justice system. Students benefit from experienced faculty who have worked as researchers, psychologists, attorneys and law enforcement officials and utilize their professional skill sets as impassioned teachers and mentors. Consistent with the University-wide commitment to experiential education, all criminal justice majors complete an internship to provide the skills and experience necessary to gain employment.
“My Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Monmouth University has enabled me to attend job interviews with an extensive academic background rooted in theory and experience. By completing my Criminal Justice Senior Thesis and an internship, I am able to present myself as a well-rounded candidate for any job in Criminal Justice field.”
— Melissa Burro, 2010 B.A.
The Department currently offers a B.A. and M.A. in Criminal Justice and a B.S. in Homeland Security. Students also have the opportunity to earn both a B.A. and M.A. or B.S. and M.S. with our accelerated five-year programs.
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Monmouth University Majors, Internships, and Experiential Education Expo: Criminal Justice
Monmouth University criminal justice graduate student Christine D’Ottaviano discusses her internship at the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office where she worked with their crime scene division, major crimes unit, and high tech crimes unit.