Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

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Provided through University College - Camden

Undergraduate - BA in Criminal Justice

Criminal justice careers can be exciting, rewarding and offer many opportunities for advancement. The field of criminal justice is growing rapidly, but education is key to getting hired or moving up in the field. Majoring in criminal justice opens the door to a wide variety of career opportunities in both the public and private sectors.

The Camden department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, offers an interdisciplinary curriculum of study for individuals seeking a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice. 

The criminal justice program prepares students for careers in a broad array of justice-related settings.  Criminal justice courses are complemented with relevant sociological and anthropological course offerings.

Students majoring in criminal justice must complete 42 credits of criminal justice, sociology, anthropology, and related courses with at least a 2.0 grade-point average in the combined courses.  At least half of the credits for the major must be taken at Rutgers.


Students with an earned associate's degree in Criminal Justice from any accredited community college are eligible to apply to the Criminal Justice program.  Specific pre-requisite courses may be required.