Our rigorous Police Science Program focuses on the study and application of laws regarding criminal behavior, preparing students to become law enforcement officials, defense and prosecution lawyers, or others looking to advance their careers within the criminal justice system.
Our graduates are highly regarded throughout the tristate area and go on to work in law enforcement, probation, law, private security, and other rewarding fields.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Analyze the institutional and legal processes of criminal law and the administration of justice in the United States, and how police, courts and the correctional system interact in a constitutionally protected arena.
- Evaluate important legal and ethical dilemmas in the administration of justice.
- Summarize key issues in constitutional law, the New Jersey Court System, judicial treatment, contemporary police procedures, and community policing.
- Appraise ongoing problems in policing, court systems, and evaluating alternative suggestions for effective reform.
- Use appropriate tools of research and analysis to produce effective written and oral communication.
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or completion of the appropriate course. Students also need a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science or in BIO-010 or CHM-010.