Prospective Students

Meet our Criminal Justice Majors and Alumni


Majoring in Criminal Justice can take you where you want to go!

Welcome to Rutgers and to the Program in Criminal Justice! Our approach to the study of crime and justice administration blends a liberal arts education with pre-professional training. Courses cover the theory and practice of social control, encouraging students to consider practical concerns of management, the challenges of setting policy, the unintended consequences of existing institutional arrangements, and so much more. Throughout our curriculum, we aim to prepare our graduates for the workforce or advanced study by developing the skills of critical thinking and factual inquiry, as well as an understanding and appreciation for the legal, political, and social contexts affecting criminal justice systems in the United States and around the world.

Arts and Sciences in Action: Criminal Justice Style


Tavel Findlater
Tavel Findlater

“For the past two years of my college experience I have been very involved in the Program in Criminal Justice. I have enjoyed the many extracurricular activities that the department has to offer including the Criminal Justice Organization and the national Criminal Justice Honor Society. I have gained new knowledge and leadership skills thanks to these organizations.”
-Christopher Mohr, Class of 2018

Study Criminal Justice

  • Understand Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Define your own Specialization


The Department of Criminal Justice is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As a Criminal Justice major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 47 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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