Criminal Justice Management (BS)

Criminal Justice Management (BS)


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Criminal Justice Management Major

The Criminal Justice Management major focuses on the development of leadership, supervision and analytic skills of students who aspire to executive positions in criminal justice agencies such as correctional facilities, courts, and emergency response and law enforcement agencies. The major is designed to introduce students to the American criminal justice system, expose students to management issues and methods, introduce ethical considerations, and provide students with basic academic and management skills that are needed for supervisory and executive positions.

Learning Outcomes. Students will:

•     Identify core management issues affecting delivery of services by criminal justice agencies.

•     Describe the political, economic, legal, and social environments in which criminal justice agencies operate. 

•     Explain the constitutional and legal challenges of delivering policing, court, and correctional services in a diverse society.

•     Synthesize information and use analytical approaches in designing appropriate courses of action for management-related problems in criminal justice agencies.

•     Organize and communicate information to a diverse workforce and citizenry by means of oral presentations, written documents, presentation graphics, and online techniques.

•     Observe and identify examples of decision-making, leadership and management skills in public, private, or nonprofit criminal justice organizations.


Credits Required.

Criminal Justice Management Major


General Education




Total Credits Required for B.S. Degree


Prerequisites. POL 101 (or GOV 101). This course fulfills the Flexible Core: U.S. Experience in its Diversity area of the general education requirements.

Coordinator: Professor Yi Lu, Department of Public Management (646.557.4437,

Advisor: Yvonne Purdie (

Advising resources. Four Year Academic Plan

Baccalaureate/Master’s Program in Criminal Justice Management. Qualified undergraduate students may enter the Baccalaureate/Master’s Program and thereby graduate with both a bachelor’s in criminal justice management, and either a master’s in criminal justice or the Master of Public Administration degree. For additional information, contact Professor Jennifer Dysart (212.484.1160,

Additional information. Students who enroll for the first time at the College or changed to this major in September 2015 or thereafter must complete the major in the form presented here. Students who enrolled prior to that date may choose either the form shown here or the earlier version of the major. A copy of the earlier version may be obtained in the 2014–2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

PART ONE. FOUNDATION COURSES                                                                      Subtotal: 9 credits

CJBS 101 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System
LAW 203 Constitutional Law
PAD 101 Introduction to Public Administration

PART TWO. MANAGEMENT COURSES                                                                  Subtotal: 12 credits

ENG 235 Writing for Management, Business and Public Administration
PAD 121 Information in Public Management
PAD 314 Leadership, Supervision and Performance
PAD 318 Decisions in Crises

PART THREE. TECHNICAL COURSES                                                                    Subtotal: 12 credits

Select one
ACC 250 Introduction to Accounting
PAD 343 Administration of Financial Resources

Select two or three
COR 282 Principles of Correctional Operations
PAD 360 Court Administration 
PSC 101 Introduction to Police Studies
PSC 201 Police Organization and Administration
SEC 310 Emergency Planning
SOC 203 Criminology
PAD 402 Seminar and Internship in Public Administration (6 cr.)
PAD 404 Practicum in Public Administration

Note: In-service students in the uniformed services may apply up to 12 credits of external credit for advanced training approved by the College or by the American Council on Education (ACE), provided that the student’s total external credits do not exceed curricular limitations on total external credits toward a degree. Advanced training is training that is not part of the initial program of training for new uniformed service personnel.

Note:  taking PAD 402 or PAD 404 the internship or practicum must involve an agency with a criminal justice–related mission.



PAD 348 Justice Planning and Policy Analysis

PART FIVE. CAPSTONE SEMINAR                                                                             Subtotal: 3 credits

PAD 445 Seminar in Justice Administration and Planning


                                                                                                                                            Total Credit Hours: 39

                                                                                                                                                 Last Updated: 01/02/18