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James F. Ford, Ph.D.
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Annunciation Center 315

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

B.A. in Criminal Justice

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Why Study Criminal Justice at SEU?

"The days of not having a college degree and successfully getting into law enforcement are over," explains Bill Schivella, a criminal justice professor at SEU. Listen to why Bill believes studying at SEU is the perfect place for students.

The Criminal Justice Program provides students with the scholarship and skills necessary to be proficient and successful in all aspects of the criminal justice system. The program also provides a solid foundation on which to continue your education in graduate school.

Since SEU's criminal justice faculty is comprised entirely of practitioners that are either currently working in law enforcement agencies or have retired from those agencies, they provide students will field insights, opportunities for networking and access to internships. Due to the relationships SEU students form with their professors, they are able to utilize these connections to spend time with active law enforcement officers, experience community policing, engage in outreach and speak with lawyers.


Key Elements

  • Taught by either active or retired law enforcement officers
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Access to internships

What can I do with this degree?

Current police officers, with years of practical experience, highly recommend studying criminal justice at SEU because of our flexible, comprehensive and realistic courses. However, not everyone wants to be a police officer and the variety of jobs in the criminal justice system are limitless.

Alumni of SEU’s bachelor’s program in criminal justice have gone on to work at:

  • Local police departments
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Federal agencies
  • The prosecutor's office
  • State police department
  • Social service agencies

What internship opportunities are available?

While students have interned at municipal local police departments, they have also found internships with social service agencies, probation services, the superior courts and the prosecutor's office.

A double major in criminal justice and psychology, Tesla Egan completed a paid internship at Chatham Borough, Department of Community Services. She spent her time writing grants, organizing events and learning how to improve the quality of life for all residents. She credits her SEU professors with directing and guiding her toward this opportunity.

"Every professor that I have encountered here has been a great supporter and made me a better version of myself," says Tesla.