2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

A Letter from the President

It is my pleasure to introduce you to John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a unique and vibrant community of scholarship and commitment.

Educating for justice is our mission. We offer a rich, four-year liberal arts education, focusing on the themes of fairness, equity and justice. We encourage robust debate on the critical issues facing our society, promote rigorous thinking and writing, and foster deep understanding of the human condition.

Our 15,000 students, both undergraduates and graduate students, reflect the broad diversity of New York City and the world beyond. The students and the staff include different races, ethnic groups, ages, nationalities, religions and career interests. We consider John Jay a close-knit community, global in outlook and reach, located on the West Side of Manhattan. We celebrate the energy and commitment of our student body.

In this bulletin, you will learn about the 24 undergraduate majors we offer. Some are directly related to criminal justice. Others concentrate in the liberal arts. All these challenging programs meet the highest academic and professional standards and will prepare you for a wide range of careers including graduate studies or law school.

John Jay faculty members are recognized experts in their areas of scholarship with extensive real world experience. Many are world renowned; many are engaged in research around the world. All enjoy fostering the academic success of their students.

Through this unique combination of distinguished faculty and innovative curriculum, we endeavor to prepare you to become ethically and socially responsible leaders for the global community.

I thank you for your interest in John Jay and hope to see you on our campus.

Jeremy Travis