Degree Programs


The Criminal Justice Program at Kean University is a baccalaureate and masters degree-granting program located within the School of Criminal Justice & Public Administration. The Program offers a
B.A. degree, M.A. degree, and a minor in criminal justice. The curriculum of the Criminal Justice Program has been updated over the years to provide students with knowledge of and critical thinking skills for the subfields of the criminal justice system (i.e., police, legal system, and corrections); in criminal justice, criminology, and legal theory; social problems facing criminal justice; and social science methodology. The curriculum also offers a vast amount of field experience through the offerings of two Internship elective courses and Service Learning courses for the undergraduate degree and an optional internship for the graduate degree.

Declaring a Major
Beginning January, 2006, admission into the program and program continuation require a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5. Students must submit a Declaration of Major to Dr. Patrick McManimon with an unofficial transcript. Once Dr. 
McManimon signs the form, the department will submit the original form to the Office of the Registrar.  The student will be contacted to pick up the copy for the Department's Student Pick Up Box in Willis Hall, Room 305.