Undergraduate Contact Information

Justice Studies (Criminal Justice) Program

David H. Aussicker
Program Chairperson
Santa Maria Hall
Lower Level

Phone: (973) 290-4085
Email: daussicker@cse.edu

Graduate Contact Information

Justice Studies (Criminal Justice) Program

Dr. James S. Ford
Associate Professor/Course of Study Coordinator
Santa Maria Hall
Lower Level

Phone: (973) 290-4324
Email: jford@cse.edu

Justice Studies (Criminal Justice)

Overview & Mission

In keeping with the mission and values of the College of Saint Elizabeth, the Justice Studies (Criminal Justice) Program provides students with the scholarship and proficiency necessary to be successful working in key aspects of the legal and criminal justice system including victim advocacy or to pursue graduate study in these areas.

The Justice Studies major is a multidisciplinary program that draws on the strong liberal arts tradition of the College. The program aims to provide students with a broad but intensive understanding and appreciation of the important social, ethical, political, and cultural issues pertinent to criminal justice and the law. The program is carefully designed to meet the needs and expectations of both full-time and part-time students, as well as professionals working in the criminal justice field who want to continue and/or update their studies.


Students graduating with a degree in Justice Studies are furnished with the ability and the capacity to succeed in the Criminal Justice and related fields. Students are prepared for advanced educational pursuits in graduate and professional institutions. The graduates of CSE's Justice Studies Program work in a variety of fields. These include:

  • Business security
  • Corrections
  • Law enforcement
  • Parole
  • Practice of law
  • Probation
  • Victim and child advocacy

Justice Studies (Criminal Justice) Program

Requirements for a Certificate in Victim Services

  • JUS311 Intimate Violence (3)
  • JUS325 Victimology (3)
  • JUS327 Victim Law and Services (3)
  • PSY219 Crisis Intervention (3)
  • JUS--- Elective* (3)
  • JUS495 Internship** (3)

Total: 18

* Students may not select a course in their major to fulfill the elective requirement.

** Internships must be approved by a Justice Studies faculty member.