Criminal Justice

The Camden department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, offers an interdisciplinary curriculum of study for individuals seeking a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice. The criminal justice program prepares students for careers in a broad array of justice-related settings.  Criminal justice courses are complemented with relevant sociological and anthropological course offerings. Students majoring in criminal justice must complete 42 credits of criminal justice, sociology, anthropology, and related courses with at least a 2.0 grade-point average in the combined courses.  At least half of the credits for the major must be taken at Rutgers.

Transferring from
Atlantic Cape Community College

Potential Career Paths

Employment opportunities exist for criminal justice majors in all areas of the legal, law enforcement, and justice systems. Students are also prepared to pursue graduate coursework in law or public policy as well as many other criminal justice-related disciplines. Employment opportunities exist at the managerial level in country, state, and federal criminal justice agencies.

Admissions Requirements

Students with an earned associate‚Äôs degree in criminal justice from any accredited community college are eligible to apply to the criminal justice program.  Specific pre-requisite courses may be required, please consult the Manager of Academic Programs before applying.

Transferring Credits

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey will transfer a maximum of  60 credits or one-half of the total degree credits required for a baccalaureate degree from a NJ county college to a Rutgers degree program for those students who have completed an A.A. or A.S. degree. Please visit the NJ Transfer website at  to look up the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) for any undergraduate major at Rutgers. Students may be awarded up to 90 credits from a 4-year institution.

Ready to Apply?

We highly recommend contacting an advisor to help guide you through the application process.