Qualify for good positions in various areas of law enforcement and criminal justice. The criminal justice system has three major components: law enforcement, the court system, and corrections. You may choose to explore attractive careers in law enforcement, security, social services, counseling, administration, or court management.
- Classes online, on campus, or a combination of both
- Real-world focus
- A wealth of internship options
Our innovative curriculum focuses on real-world challenges and will empower you to excel in your responsibilities and decision-making skills as law enforcement officers, correctional professionals, social workers, emergency management professionals, emergency responders, and legal professionals. Understand the issues and realities of today’s criminal justice system while building the groundwork for advancement in the field. After all, your training ground is New York City. You can’t do better than that!
Monroe’s CJ degree gives you all the tools you need to be successful.
BS Criminal Justice
Police Academy ScholarS (PASS) Program
Interested in policing and law enforcement? Check out Monroe's Police Academy ScholarS program. This 18-month prep program meets over six semesters and includes physical training, classroom instruction, and off-campus trips.
This course is an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of the substantive criminal law. It examines the sources of law, legislative responsibilities, major elements of statutory offenses, and their application in the criminal justice process. The New York State Penal Code is emphasized.
At Monroe, you’re not going to just sit in a classroom. You’ll get the chance to put your academic skills and the knowledge you've gained to use in the real world when you do an internship. And you’ll broaden your experiences and your network by joining a club or honor society connected with your field.
Recent internships have included
- Legal Aid
- New York City Police Department
- New York City Department of Probation
- Westchester Department of Probation
- New York State Courts
- City of White Plains Youth Bureau
- Court Navigation Program
- Office of a New York State Assembly Member
- Parkchester Department of Public Safety
- New Rochelle Boys and Girls Club
- Harlem Children’s Zone
- Compassionate Care Hospice
- The Osbourne Association
- Garito Manor
Clubs and honor societies further your skills and can be excellent networking opportunities.
- Alpha Phi Sigma, Criminal Justice Honor Society
- Amnesty International
- PASS (the Police Academy ScholarS Program)
- The Law Society
- The Criminal Justice Club
- The Civics Engagement & Debate Club
Your Future Career in Criminal Justice
Popular jobs for our graduates with a criminal justice degree include:
- Police Officer
- State Trooper
- Undercover Investigator
- Security Manager
- Correctional Counselor
- Corrections Officer
- Probation Officer
- Criminal Court Officer
- Juvenile Counselor
- Detention Facility Coordinator
- Legal Assistant
- Law Office Manager