Berkeley College to Offer New Degrees in Criminal Justice in New York City


Contact: Ilene Lumpkin
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 5122   


Berkeley College is pleased to announce it has received approval from the New York State Board of Regents to offer the AAS and BS degrees in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice at its New York City locations. The BS degree in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice is also offered at the Westchester Campus in White Plains, and both degrees are offered at four New Jersey locations as well as through Berkeley College Online™. 
“Offering this new degree is consistent with the College’s mission and long-standing commitment to provide quality, student-centered, professional education, especially in fields needing highly qualified, well educated personnel,” said Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy. “This program will produce graduates who have acquired broad-based business knowledge and technology skills to effectively and efficiently serve in this increasingly complex field.”
Berkeley College students who earn a BS degree in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice will be armed with the interpersonal and managerial skills required for successful careers in justice administration. With elective courses in specialized areas such as Terrorism, Cyber Crime, Global Security, and Intelligence, students have the opportunity to analyze emerging issues in the field and focus their studies in a single area such as policing or security.
The AAS degree in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice is designed to prepare graduates with the skills required for entry-level positions in a variety of agencies administering justice including police and corrections departments, state and federal agencies, and private and corporate security operations. Some of the required courses, which have been designed to enhance students’ employment opportunities, include Introduction to Justice Studies; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; and Forensic Science.
Transfer students and those with Associate degrees who are interested in pursuing Bachelor degrees should contact the Office of Admissions or the Dean at the Campus in which you are interested.   
A leader in business education for more than 75 years, Berkeley College currently maintains an enrollment of more than 6,000 students, with nearly 600 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, and four New Jersey campuses located in West Paterson, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online™ and its Corporate Learning Partnership program. The College’s website address is
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