Founded in 1964 as a college to educate police officers in sciences and liberal arts, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of The City University of New York, has transformed into the preeminent national and international leader in educating for justice – a broadly envisioned educational experience embracing social, economic, political, and criminal justice. Set in the heart of New York City, John Jay offers students a liberal arts and criminal justice curriculum that balances the sciences, humanities and the arts with professional studies. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, the College is unique in its mission, preparing students to build and sustain just societies by using their talents to make a difference for themselves and others. John Jay students learn how to transform their ideas into social action and leadership through rigorous course work, research, internships, community service, and other learning experiences. As a result of a John Jay education, students and graduates gain the skills and knowledge to become fierce advocates for justice in their communities, across the nation and throughout the world.