When it comes to advocating for social change, you know exactly what part you want to play. Turn your passion for the public good into a career with a degree in Justice Studies. Our curriculum revolves around the intersection of justice, law and policy, but you can tailor your degree to your unique interests and goals by specializing in Justice Systems, International Justice or Paralegal Studies.
No matter which track you choose, you’ll learn to think critically, act ethically and understand your responsibility as a citizen of the world. Recognizing and responding to injustice will become your professional calling card, whether you’re going on to graduate studies or a career in law, law enforcement, corrections, government, social services or the nonprofit world.
International Justice Concentration
This concentrated area of study examines issues of criminal justice, social justice, and the law that transcends national borders. The concentration covers transnational and global justice topics including human rights, terrorism, cybercrime, transnational crime, immigration, genocide, war and human trafficking. It prepares students for careers in law enforcement, international or transnational law, human rights advocacy, government, defense and security. The program is the only four-year undergraduate degree program of its kind in the State of New Jersey.
Justice Systems Concentration
This concentrated area of study focuses on relationships among law, the justice system and society, with special attention to theories of crime, law enforcement, comparative justice systems and the administration of justice. It prepares students to work in criminal justice, security, agencies administering justice, social services and related settings.
Paralegal Studies Concentration
This concentrated area of study emphasizes both theory and practice in areas such as civil litigation, real estate, criminal law, family law, corporate law and probate. It prepares students to work as paralegals in law firms, corporations and government agencies. This program is the only four-year undergraduate degree Paralegal Studies program in New Jersey approved by the American Bar Association.
With the exception of giving legal advice, making court appearances and setting fees, a paralegal may carry out many tasks. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.