Undergraduate Contact Information

Justice Studies (Criminal Justice) Program

David H. Aussicker
Program Chairperson
Santa Maria Hall
Lower Level

Phone: (973) 290-4085
Email: daussicker@cse.edu



Graduate Contact Information

Justice Studies (Criminal Justice) Program

Dr. James S. Ford
Associate Professor/Course of Study Coordinator
Santa Maria Hall
Lower Level

Phone: (973) 290-4324
Email: jford@cse.edu



Justice Studies (Criminal Justice)

Overview & Mission

In keeping with the mission and values of the College of Saint Elizabeth, the Justice Studies (Criminal Justice) Program provides students with the scholarship and proficiency necessary to be successful working in key aspects of the legal and criminal justice system including victim advocacy or to pursue graduate study in these areas.

The Justice Studies major is a multidisciplinary program that draws on the strong liberal arts tradition of the College. The program aims to provide students with a broad but intensive understanding and appreciation of the important social, ethical, political, and cultural issues pertinent to criminal justice and the law. The program is carefully designed to meet the needs and expectations of both full-time and part-time students, as well as professionals working in the criminal justice field who want to continue and/or update their studies.




Graduates

Students graduating with a degree in Justice Studies are furnished with the ability and the capacity to succeed in the Criminal Justice and related fields. Students are prepared for advanced educational pursuits in graduate and professional institutions. The graduates of CSE's Justice Studies Program work in a variety of fields. These include:

  • Business security
  • Corrections
  • Law enforcement
  • Parole
  • Practice of law
  • Probation
  • Victim and child advocacy

Justice Studies (Criminal Justice) Program


Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies (Criminal Justice)

  • JUS101 Introduction to Justice Studies (2)
  • JUS211 Correction Services (4)
  • JUS215 Judicial Processes (4)
  • JUS251 Law Enforcement (4)
  • PS221 Law and Contemporary American Society (4)
  • JUS425 Senior Capstone Seminar (2)

Total: 20 credits

Elective Courses
Students must select THREE (3) elective courses TWO (2) of which must be 300-level or above.*

  • JUS201 Women in the Criminal Justice System (4)
  • CSE220M CSI@CSE (4)
  • JUS210 Legal Research and Writing (4)
  • JUS221 Criminal Law (4)
  • JUS231 Criminal Procedure (4)
  • JUS241 Public Policy and Administration (4)
  • JUS301 Juvenile Law and Justice (4)
  • JUS305 Public Safety Leadership and Supervision (4)
  • JUS325 Victimology (4)
  • JUS327 Victim Law and Services (4)
  • JUS341 Women and the Law (4)
  • JUS405 Research Methods in Justice Studies (4)
  • JUS490 Special Topics in Justice Studies (4)
  • JUS491 Independent Study (4)

Total: 12 credits

*It is highly recommended that students take JUS405 if they intend to apply to graduate school. JUS495 Internship may not fulfill an elective slot.

Total: 32 credits

Students who wish to apply to the BA/MA combined program will need to complete the following pre-requisite undergraduate courses:

  • JUS305 Public Safety and Management
  • JUS325 Victimology
  • JUS405 Research Methods in Justice Studies

Requirements for a Minor/Concentration in Justice Studies (Criminal Justice)

Required Courses

  • JUS101 Introduction to Justice Studies (2)
  • PS221 Law and Contemporary American Society (4)

Total: 6 credits

THREE (3) Elective Courses. One (1) must be in the 300-level or above.

  • JUS Elective (4)
  • JUS Elective (4)
  • JUS 300-level Elective (4)

Total: 12 credits

Cumulative Total: 18 credits

Elective Courses

  • JUS201 Women in the Criminal Justice System (4)
  • JUS205 Criminal Investigation (4)
  • JUS210 Legal Research and Writing (4)
  • JUS221 Criminal Law (4)
  • JUS231 Criminal Procedure (4)
  • JUS241 Public Policy and Administration (4)
  • JUS301 Juvenile Law and Justice (4)
  • JUS305 Public Safety Leadership and Supervision (4)
  • JUS325 Victimology (4)
  • JUS327 Victim Law and Services (4)
  • JUS341 Women and the Law (4)
  • JUS405 Research Methods in Justice Studies (4)
  • JUS490 Special Topics in Justice Studies (4)
  • JUS491 Independent Study (4)

Requirements for a Minor/Concentration in Victim Services

  • JUS325 Victimology (4)
  • JUS327 Victim Law and Services (4)
  • PSY219 Crisis Intervention (2)
  • JUS495 Internship (2)
  • ONE (1) Elective Course from the following:

    • JUS 2** Judicial Processes (4)
    • SOC201 Social Problems (4)

Total: 16 credits