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NEW: Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (ASCJ)

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The new Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice, pending Middle States Commission on Higher Education approval, is planned to start in Spring 2020. Designed for adult learners who've graduated from approved law enforcement training academies, the program is also suitable if you have some college credits and you want to complete your associate's degree in Criminal Justice.

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Offered on campus and online, Rosemont's Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is designed for working professionals interested in pursuing a new career in the criminal justice system. The degree is also useful if you're already employed in the field and you desire to upgrade your professional skills.

Program Objectives

The Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (ASCJ) provides an introductory foundation to the American Criminal Justice System.

  • The ASCJ places an emphasis on current issues including strong professional ethics, balanced social justice for all, and restorative justice practices.
  • Coursework is designed to improve written, oral and critical thinking skills that are essential for the success of criminal justice practitioners in the 21st Century.
  • Throughout Program, students receive a Cornelian perspective in both the administration and adjudication of justice that reflects the College’s mission in developing the ability to make reasoned moral decisions and a sense of responsibility to serve others in our global society.

Improved Career Opportunities and Skills

  • For many law enforcement officers within the Greater Philadelphia Region, the completion of an associate degree can result in pay increases of $300 to $2,500 depending on their collective bargaining agreement.
  • Graduates of the program will gain the skills needed for careers in law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, courts/judiciary, juvenile centers, alternative education, and private security sectors.

Credit from Other Institutions

If you've graduated from an approved law enforcement academy or another college, you may have your official transcripts evaluated to potentially transfer up to 18 credits to the ASCJ program.