Criminal Justice
Preparing students to make a difference in society and the criminal justice system.

Rider University’s new Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice is a major within the Law and Justice Program.

The Criminal Justice major provides an excellent foundation to begin a professional career or to pursue advanced study in such fields as corrections, court services, homeland security, juvenile justice, law, law enforcement, rehabilitation services and victim advocacy.

The Criminal Justice Major curriculum combines theory and scholarship with hands-on experiences, through internships and courses with an applied focus. Law and Justice faculty include professors with expertise in criminal justice, law, sociology, ethics, psychology and business forensics — as well as respected practitioners in the field.

With a Criminal Justice degree from Rider you will:

• Discover the underlying social causes of criminal behavior

• Learn how justice is administered

• Evaluate evidence-based policies and strategies designed to enhance public safety

• Learn how to assess the effectiveness of laws and law enforcement approaches

• Develop the essential skills needed to succeed in the criminal justice field

See our exciting new curriculum for the Criminal Justice major!

Now Accepting Applications for Spring and Fall 2015
Generous Scholarships & Financial Aid Still Available

NEW | How can I succeed with this major? (pdf)

To Learn More

If you would like more information on Rider’s Criminal Justice program, please contact:

Rider University
Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 609-896-5042 (Toll Free: 800-257-9026)

For Information Regarding the Law and Justice Program, Contact

Dr. Ava Baron, Director, Law & Justice Program
Professor of Sociology
Office: Fine Arts 250
Phone: 609-896-5462