John Jay

Founded in 1964, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York is a liberal arts college which emphasizes as its special mission criminal justice, fire science, and other public service-related fields. As such, it is the only one of its kind in the nation.

The College offers Associates and Bachelor’s degrees in Fire Science as well as a Master’s degree in Protection Management, combining fire science with security and safety. A concentration in emergency management was added in Fall 2001.

The College serves as a major center for research in criminal justice, law enforcement, forensic sciences, and fire and emergency services as a major training facility for local, state, federal, international law enforcement agencies, and private security personnel.

Its diverse student population, in excess of 9500, includes 25 percent who are members of the uniformed criminal justice and fire service agencies. The majority of the students are civilian preprofessionals who plan careers in public service or already are employed in public service.

The professors and senior staff at John Jay represent a unique assemblage of talented and experienced professionals who are at the very top of their fields. The Lloyd George Sealy Library is the leading criminal justice research library in the United States.

The College hosts and supports major conferences attracting national and world leaders to discuss crime, drug abuse, violence, fire policy, and to develop meaningful solutions to these problems.

With a renewed national focus on its mission, John Jay College is committed to playing a major role in determining how these challenges are met in the twenty-first century.

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