2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
    Jul 23, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog

Criminal Justice, A.S.


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The Criminal Justice program is both a transfer and a career program. Students can go on to earn a B.A. Degree or take courses in an effort to find employment. The study of criminal justice provides an opportunity to learn about issues and problems in society’s response to crime. Coursework also seeks to provide particular career-oriented skills. Career opportunities exist in law enforcement, court administration, corrections and security.

Graduates of this program will be able to:


  • Identify occupational opportunities in the three sub-systems of the criminal justice system
  • Analyze the constitutional rights and court decisions most important to the criminal justice system
  • Analyze the structure of the New Jersey and the United States court systems
  • Critique the important decision points in the criminal justice process
  • Construct their own personal views on controversial issues raised about the American justice system
  • Examine the issues of professional responsibility and ethical standards in the criminal justice system

Requirements


General Education - 30-32 credits


As described in the General Education  section of the catalog and as identified below:

General Education Note:


(1) One course is recommended from the Cultural and Global Awareness knowledge area.      

Electives - 7-9 credits


Notes:


*Offered Fall Term only

**Offered Spring Term only

Total credits required for degree: 60


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Suggested Sequence - Criminal Justice Program A.S. Degree


The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Semester 1 - Fall Term


Total Credits: 15-16


Semester 2 - Spring Term


Total Credits: 15-16


Semester 3 - Fall Term


Total Credits: 16


Semester 4 - Spring Term


Total Credits: 13-15


Sequence Notes:


*POLI 105 or POLI 115 strongly recommended.

(1) One course is recommended from the Cultural & Global Awareness  knowledge area.

(2) A minimum of 9 credits is required from the Mathematics , Sciences  or Technological Competency  categories.

Bachelor’s Degree Through Brookdale


This is a preferred Associate degree for students planning to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, National Security Studies or Fire Science. For information see Dual Admissions and University Partnerships.

Transfer Information


For information on transferring to a four-year college or institution visit the Transfer Resources website. 

Degree Audit Information


Access Student Planning and Degree Progress through MyBrookdale on Brookdale’s home page.  Select WebAdvisor, Self Service, log in and access the Student menu.

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