School of Criminal Justice & Public Administration
The School of Criminal Justice and Public Administration houses the Criminal Justice and Public Administration programs at Kean University.
The Criminal Justice program features an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides many options for graduates when pursuing their professional careers. The major provides students with a background in various aspects of criminal law, criminology, policing, corrections, and victimology as well as issues of race and gender. Many courses include observations of court proceedings and police functions as well as visits to correctional institutions and programs.
Public Administration provides students with the information, skills and insight needed to excel in careers in the not-for-profit and public service sectors.
Our undergraduate program combines a firm theoretical foundation with an understanding of practical applications. Teaching methods in both elective and required courses stress the use of case studies, hands-on experience, and simulations that demonstrate how theory and concepts evolve into practical applications.