To make the most of your education, you want to choose courses and make use of opportunities that match your interests and goals. Though many CJA students transition with a major already decided, remember, a goal of college is to expand and find the BEST fit for you!
Here are some steps you can take to confirm your choice of major and consider minors, certificate programs, and other opportunities.
Meet with your major advisor to discuss requirements, options, and career opportunities within your major. To find your major advisor,
Consider a minor or certificate program* to make your electives count and stand out when you apply for jobs or internships.
Many CJA students transitioning to John Jay have 15-24 elective credits to fulfill. Elective credits can be anything you want. They can be fun, or offer a chance to enhance your resume, build other skills or explore other disciplines in which you might be interested.
*Forensic Science majors typically do NOT have room for more than two or three electives, however. (If you are an FOS major, please see your advisor as soon as possible to determine the number of electives available to you and how to map out any planned electives.)
A minor or certificate shows you have a broader range of knowledge, experience, and skills
To explore and choose a minor or certificate program: