John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York requires a minimum of 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at John Jay, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. John Jay accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, John Jay has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 54% of students who start college at John Jay complete all the credits required within six years.
John Jay offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: John Jay may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
John Jay has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with John Jay directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, John Jay students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at John Jay.
Student Designed Majors
John Jay allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
John Jay does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at John Jay
John Jay offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ John Jay offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ John Jay has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ John Jay offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ John Jay offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at John Jay.
❌ John Jay does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While John Jay does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the Lloyd George Sealy Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
John Jay offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in social work
•Public Management, Law Enforcement
Does John Jay have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
John Jay does not have any ROTC programs.
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