Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

The criminal justice system is comprised of three major components—law enforcement, the judiciary, and corrections. The undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice curriculum provides a comprehensive and in-depth study of these components, beginning with introductory principles of criminal justice and then laying the foundation for deeper study of the critical areas of the justice system—police, courts, and prisons.

The certificate program integrates scholarship about criminal justice within a student’s existing program of study at Boston University or may serve as a stand-alone credential for non-degree students enrolled in Metropolitan College. For those who want to enhance their educational experience, improve their employment prospects, or prepare for post-baccalaureate study, the certificate lays a foundation in the discipline of criminal justice that could enhance professional development or serve as preparation for graduate study.

Required Courses (four courses/16 credits)

  • MET CJ 101 Principles of Criminal Justice
  • MET CJ 251 Police and Society
  • MET CJ 271 Corrections: Concepts, Systems, and Issues
  • MET CJ 352 Courts, Society, and Criminal Procedure