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Summer Pre-College: Criminal Justice

Earn college credits this summer while exploring the diverse and complex world of Criminal Justice.

COVID-19 Summer Pre-College Update

At Marist, our top priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all of our students. With that in mind, the decision has been made to adapt our Summer Pre-College 2020 program to a 3-week online experience with 8 courses from July 6 -24. This program will not be available during Summer 2020. View Summer 2020 virtual courses or check back for update courses for Summer 2021. 

Summer Pre-College: Criminal Justice

Is it really possible to have a safe and orderly society and protect individual rights and freedom? Does the court system provide equal justice for everyone? Can the police really keep our streets safe? If you find yourself drawn to watching Law and Order, CSI, or Boston Legal then you will find the Pre-College Program, Introduction to Criminal Justice, a dynamic way to get to the bottom of these questions and at the truth behind the television dramas.

Come study at Marist this summer and open the doors to the diverse and complex world of criminal justice. It all starts with policing where the law is honored and protected. Our court processes determine if and what punishment is warranted. A diverse system of corrections carries out the courts' sanctions. While exploring these topics students will have the opportunity to meet with Marist graduates who are now professionals in different areas of the criminal justice system. You will visit many different law enforcement agencies such as local and state police,  county courts, district attorney offices, and a correctional facility. This course will introduce you to many career opportunities in criminal justice. Even more importantly this course will strengthen your participation as an informed citizen in our society who knows her/his personal rights and his/her responsibilities to maintain a just and orderly society.

"My Summer Pre-College class had interesting field trips and incredible demonstrations. We went to the FBI headquarters, State trooper academy, witnessed a federal court case and got to be involved in a K9 demonstration."  - Thomas C. '21 from Greenlawn, NY




Welcome to Marist's Summer Pre-College for Criminal Justice Program!

Marist College is a highly selective comprehensive liberal arts institution noted for its leadership in technology in and out of the classroom. When prospective students see Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the faculty attentiveness, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop skills, make lifelong friends, and finish ahead of the competition for their next steps.

Criminal Justice Program goals:

  • Learn about the broad and diverse field of Criminal Justice
  • Develop an individual specialty project for deeper study
  • Meet professionals in all areas of Criminal Justice
  • Attend sessions on-site at local, state and federal agencies
  • Begin your own network of peer and professional connections 

Earn College Credits Over the Summer

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Upon successful completion of this course students will earn three credits for the Marist College course CRJU 101, Introduction to Criminal Justice which is the prerequisite for all other courses in the Criminal Justice major at Marist and in many programs at other colleges.

Please see below for the 2020 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.