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B.A. in Criminal Justice

About the Program

Monmouth University’s criminal justice program is designed to provide a balanced and comprehensive overview of the nature and structure of the criminal justice system, with particular emphasis on criminal behavior and technology in the field. You will discover the patterns of criminal behavior and the motives behind it by combining academic theory and hands-on experience. Examine the causes, definitions, and prevention of crime, as well as the process of criminal prosecution and modern strategies for community policing.

After completing this program, you will be prepared for careers in fields such as law, juvenile justice, corrections, criminal justice administration, and law enforcement.

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Law
  • Law Enforcement

Student Outcomes

At Monmouth, a career path in criminal justice can lead to rewarding positions in treatment facilities, probation and parole or correction facilities, as well as with local or national law enforcement agencies. A degree in criminal justice is also great preparation for law school, graduate school, or research. All provide interesting, challenging, and expanding career opportunities.

In this fascinating and growing field, Monmouth University offers an undergraduate program that positions students for career advancement, providing skills, experience, and knowledge that will last a lifetime.

Undergraduate Research & Internships

Students are required to participate in a one-semester internship their senior year. Students have interned with local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors’ offices, treatment facilities, law offices, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Department of Justice, and more.

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John Comiskey, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Criminal Justice

Edison Science Building, 339D