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Criminal Justice BS

Explore issues of law and justice as you evaluate the intended and unintended consequences of criminal justice policies and decision-making.

Program skills

Through core courses, students are exposed to the widest possible range of perspectives from which to view crime and the nature of criminal justice administration, thus broadening their career options. During the first year, students select professional electives in a specific area of interest from courses offered in criminology, law enforcement, law, corrections, management and crime analysis, Data analysis, Crime analysis, and Crime mapping.

Program job titles reported

Police Officer; Correction Officer and Counselor; Probation Officer; US Postal Inspector; Crime Analyst; US Marshal; Border Patrol Officer; Legal Assistant

Select program hiring partners

City of Rochester, CityMD, D.A.R State Park, EPIC Systems, Inc., FBI, First American Title Insurance Company, G4S, Johns Hopkins University, Monroe Community College, Monroe County Sheriff Office, Rochester Institute of Technology, Town of Avon, Urban Teachers


  • Legal and Law Enforcement

  • Government (Local, State, Federal)

  • Defense

  • Commercial Banking and Credit

  • Military

  • Politics


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 32.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 50.00%
Alternative Plans 9.00%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 32.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 50.00%
Alternative Plans 9.00%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. Learn more about how co-op at RIT is designed for your success