A part of the City University of New York system, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice is the sole liberal arts college with a focus on criminal justice and forensics. The college was founded in 1964 and was originally designated the College of Police Science (COPS), before offering additional curriculum in the liberal arts, which led to its eventual name change.
Students living in a student apartment or an off campus apartment may be interested in one of John Jay's criminal justice programs in criminalistics, toxicology, molecular biology and forensic psychology, among many others. John Jay also established a pre-law institute for students interested in attending law school.
Located in midtown Manhattan near Lincoln Center, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and its students benefit from lecturers and instructors from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Student living and university living at John Jay consists of various social organizations, clubs, a student council and judicial board – all relevant to studies in criminal justice. The John Jay Bloodhounds are members of the NCAA Division III and compete in soccer, volleyball, tennis, basketball and swimming among other athletics. Students also have access to the many social, educational, and cultural resources afforded by New York City.
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