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


"When I went to APA day, I heard Sarah speak about the endless possible careers that could be sought after with a degree in Criminal Justice and the interesting topics that we as students of the major would get to tap into. I could not think of another major to choose coming to Rutgers."

Tavel Findlater
Class of 2019

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Understand Crime and Criminal Justice
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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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