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Criminal Justice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Elizabeth, NJ, United States
At Kean, students of the Criminal Justice programme at Kean University receive immersive training in how to identify new potential safety threats and respond nimbly and swiftly to criminal activity in an ever-changing global environment.
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They learn directly from experts in policing, law, counter-terrorism, corrections and cybersecurity and are prepared to enter those fields immediately upon graduation. 

What You Learn

You will gain real-world insight into the American legal system and contemporary issues in policing, corrections, victimology, and advocacy.

  • Attend guest lectures from top security professionals at the FBI, Secret Service and other federal, state and local agencies
  • Practice investigation techniques, including crime scene methodologies
  • Learn about diverse cultures
  • Study abroad in London and the Netherlands
  • Build a professional network through internships at local, state and federal law enforcement agencies

A 2.5 minimum GPA is required to enter the criminal justice program.

Kean also offers a cybersecurity minor that will prepare you to identify, analyze and mitigate security breaches.

After Kean

Graduates of the Criminal Justice programme at Kean University are working in law enforcement, corrections, law,intelligence, government, social services and in business. Possible careers include:

  • Police Officer 
  • New Jersey State Trooper
  • FBI Agent
  • CIA Agent
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Private Detective
  • Corporate Security Officer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology 
  • Criminal Justice in America
  • Justice and Police Power
  • Police Organization

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Prospective students will need to submit an official high school transcript upon graduation to enroll at Kean. 
  • All applicants are required to submit an official high school transcript to be considered for admission. The transcript must indicate 16 college preparatory courses including (4) English, (3) Mathematics, (2) History, (2) Lab Sciences, (2) years of the same foreign language and (3) approved electives in social studies, science or mathematics. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19621 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19621 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19621 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19621 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12445 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12445 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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