RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Students must complete 42 credits for the major: 12 credits of required courses, a 3-credit criminal justice (CJ) writing-intensive course, and 27 credits of electives. If you entered the CJ program prior to fall 2014, please refer to the appropriate catalog or contact the School of Criminal Justice for a complete list of the requirements. Students may also refer to Degree Navigator for a list of program requirements.
Note, only grades of C or better will be counted toward the major.
General Education Requirements: The School of Criminal Justice follows the Core Curriculum requirements used by the Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS) and University College (UC).
REQUIRED COURSES (four courses):
Criminal justice (CJ) majors are required to complete 102 and 103. It is highly recommended that 102 and 103 be completed before taking other CJ courses.
202:103 Introduction to Criminal Justice
202:301 Criminal Justice Research Methods
202:302 Data Analysis in Criminal Justice (prerequisites: 301 and 640:106, 640:107, 640:108 or 640:109).
ELECTIVE COURSES (nine 3-credit elective courses. Note: Q denotes courses designated as writing intensive.):
Criminal justice (CJ) majors are required to complete eight 3-credit CJ elective courses and one 3-credit CJ writing-intensive course.
202:104 Cutting Edge of Criminology
202:203 Police and Society
202:220 Reducing Local Crime
202:221 Case Processing, the Law, and the Courts
202:222 Constitutional Issues in Criminal Justice
202:223 Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
202:224 Community Corrections
202:225 Ethical and Philosophical Foundations
202:312 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
202:313 Gender, Crime, and Justice
202:324 Violent Crime
202:333 Race and Crime
202:342Q Contemporary Policing
202:343Q White-Collar Crime
202:344Q Crime in Different Cultures
202:402 Contemporary Problems in Corrections
202:410 Environmental Criminology
202:411 Juvenile Gangs and Co-Offending
202:412 Organized Crime
202:421 Crime Mapping
202:422 Youth Violence
202:423 Crime Over the Life Course
202:424 Mass Incarceration and Collateral Consequences
202:425 Miscarriages of Justice
202:466 Topics in Criminal Justice
202:499 Internship in Criminal Justice
202:499Q Internship in Criminal Justice