What will I learn?

In a field where you can make a difference, the Justice Studies - Criminal Justice degree programs at Berkeley College can arm you with a strong foundation, taught by faculty with years of powerful professional experience. Focusing on the skills that employers require, you’ll also learn from field trips and guest speakers from various areas of criminal justice, which are an important part of the career-focused program.

To help you prepare for a wide range of careers, Bachelor’s degree programs allow you to specialize in a specific area of criminal justice to help you better prepare for your desired career by improving your qualifications and helping to set you apart in the job market. You can choose a concentration in:

Police Studies

Homeland Security

Cyber Security

Investigations & Security

Social Justice

Social Welfare


The concentration in Police Studies is ideal for students who are:

Exploring careers in law enforcement

Passionate about community service and public safety

Hoping to make a positive impact on their communities

Currently employed in law enforcement or public safety and seeking opportunities for advancement

The concentration in Homeland Security is ideal for students who are:

Considering the first step toward a career in federal government, emergency preparedness, policing or security

Interested in the theoretical and practical contemporary issues related to Homeland Security

Currently working as a first responder (i.e. EMS, fire fighter, etc.).

Seeking to apply for a wide range of positions within the federal and local government

The concentration in Cyber Security is ideal for students who:

Want to develop competency and practical knowledge, enabling them to work with various issues related to cybercrime and cyber security

Are interested in practical digital investigative knowledge, legal practices, and policies related to cyber security

Desire a critical understanding of the technological needs, threats, and weaknesses in cybersecurity

Wish to obtain an entry level position in a rapidly growing and in-demand field with unlimited potential

The concentration in Investigation and Security is ideal for students who:

Want to develop competency and practical knowledge to enable them to work with various issues related to criminal and civil investigations

Seek an opportunity to learn the principles and theories associated with all aspects of security, ranging from international security to physical security

Are interested in advancing their current career by acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to address the continuously changing needs of today’s security requirements

The concentration in Social Justice is ideal for students who:

Desire a broad background in the discipline by focusing their coursework on the substantive topics of social change, social inequality, and social justice

Are interested in a wide range of careers, such as: civil rights, gender-based violence, immigration; public policy and public issues concerning marginalized populations

Recognize that equal access to life-sustaining resources, such as a clean environment, education, employment, healthcare, food, legal protection from discrimination and economic opportunity is vital to society

The concentration in Social Welfare is ideal for students who:

Are passionate about working with vulnerable populations, transforming individual lives and helping children and families to thrive

Wish to develop an understanding of the impact of trauma, poverty and substance abuse on society

Want to comprehend the underlying systemic issues related to disproportionality and disparities faced by communities

Which department am I in?

School of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$25,300.00 per year
Start date

3 January 2022


Berkeley College

Midtown Manhattan Campus,

3 East 43 Street,

New York,

10017, United States

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$25,300.00 per year
Start date

3 January 2022


Paramus Campus

64 East Midland Avenue,


New Jersey,

07652, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have graduation from high school or its equivalent.

TOEFL - score of 500 PBT, 61 IBT

IELTS - score of 5.5 or higher

Other acceptable English exams and certificates:

ELS - level 112

Kaplan - high intermediate

Rennert International - level 6

APIEL - grade 3 or higher

English for Sweden - minimum grade of VG or C

English for Norway - level 4

iTEP - score of 5 or above

Michigan Language Assessment - MET 53 or MELAB 78

Pearsons - score of 43 or higher

STEP - score 2A or higher

TOEIC - score 575 or higher

Cambridge English - B2 First, C1 Advanced

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.