The Bachelor of Science program in Criminology is based on the study of criminal behavior and society’s response to it, including the analysis of those policies and systems designed to control criminality. Through the in-depth exploration and study of both theoretical and empirical social science research students learn about many aspects of crime as a social phenomenon, including the correlates of crime and criminal behavior, the tools and methods used to study and prevent crime, and the institutions involved in the processing of criminal offenders.
The Department of Criminology promotes excellence in teaching, intensive study, and analysis of criminal justice systems, law and society, and crime policy. The faculty in the Department of Criminology have held prior positions as research analysts in state government, in academia, and in law enforcement. Detailed information on criminology faculty can be found here. The program strives to prepare students to be exemplars in post-undergraduate education in criminology. The program also strives to prepare students to be leaders in their chosen profession including research and analysis positions in national and global agencies at various levels.
The College of New Jersey’s Department of Criminology was recently cited as one of the premier on campus criminal justice bachelor degree programs in the country by Criminaljustice.com. The program was ranked sixth nationally. The rankings can be found here: http://www.criminaljustice.com/best-bachelors-criminal-justice-programs/