New England College is a creative and supportive learning community that challenges individuals to transform themselves and their world.
New England College (NEC) is recognized as one of America's "Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report. New England College has military benefits that may be available to students who are associated with the U.S. military. New England College emphasizes experiential learning as an essential component in the development of an enduring academic community. Building upon a strong liberal arts foundation, we challenge our students to reach their full potential through informed discourse and the pursuit of excellence in a framework of academic freedom.
The criminal justice major emphasizes a multi-disciplinary and experiential approach to crime, justice, and
the reduction of violence. It is a liberal arts major, requiring students to think critically, contemplate and
appreciate alternative viewpoints, and communicate effectively. It encourages students to take both an
analytical and experiential approach to criminal justice.
The major shows students the "working side of the street," encouraging them to interact with people on the
front lines of the criminal justice system and to confront real-life issues. Courses in the major take students
to criminal justice sites, such as corrections facilities, police departments, courts, and community agencies.
Classes will involve guest speakers who will discuss first-hand experiences with specific aspects of
criminality and crime prevention.