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Criminal Justice

Our program is ideal for working practitioners returning to finish their degree balancing school with their career, and the entry-level student also balancing work, commitments, and life! By attending Rosemont College you are empowering yourself to become an Agent of Change that can make a difference in the lives of those you will come into contact with.
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Rosemont College is for entry-level students or practitioners returning complete their degree to advance in leadership positions in the American Criminal Justice System. This accelerated program allows students to finish in as little as two years and provides graduates with the skills needed to succeed in fields such as law enforcement, court administration, the judicial system, corrections and private security. Through up-to-the-minute trends, issues and real-world applications in the classroom, the program’s hands-on curriculum develops students’ ability to analyze, research and make informed decisions applicable to the criminal justice field.

Rosemont’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program is a student-centered interdisciplinary program that exposes students to the multifaceted careers available in the American criminal justice system such as law enforcement, court administration, the judicial system, corrections, juvenile justice system, homeland security, and private security. This program currently offers broad-based education in the liberal arts and develops students who are skilled in written and oral communication and the cognitive application of criminal justice concepts to be prepared for a career in the field of Criminal Justice and have the necessary tools to advance into positions of leadership.

Concentrations & Specializations

  • Forensics
  • Homeland Security
  • Law Enforcement
  • Social Services

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Taught by professionals in these fields, Rosemont’s accelerated program brings up-to-the-minute trends, issues, and real-world applications into the classroom. Our hands-on curriculum and in-depth study develops the skills students need to analyze, research, and make informed decisions applicable to the criminal justice field. Students completing the Rosemont College Bachelor of Criminal Justice Degree Program will accomplish the following objectives:
  • Learn how law enforcement, courts, and corrections work together to apply a balanced and restorative approach to justice;
  • Understand how to process crime scenes and evidence;
  • Establish a network with distinguished criminal justice professionals;
  • Apply criminal law to the prosecution of crime;
  • Have the knowledge necessary to explore many career opportunities available in the criminal justice system;
  • Understand the dynamic functions of the American court system;
  • Understand the roles of the probation and parole system;
  • Have the opportunity to join Rho Chi—a chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association
This accelerated program requires 120 credit hours for completion in our dynamic student centered “Community of Learners” at a distinguished and respected non-profit college on the Main Line with affordable tuition and a very generous academic credit transfer policy. Students can transfer up to 84 credits and apply prior learning assessments (PLA’s) for work experience to accelerate program completion and save on tuition. Training such as the police academy, POLEX, NWSPSC, FBI-NA, Joint Services Transcripts, and others that fit into your degree plan may also be apart of your considered credits for transfer.
In a student centered learning environment learners can either begin or complete their degree in an accelerated format by attending class online or in-person. Classes are held on main campus on the Philadelphia Main Line, at the Broad Street Campus in Center City and the Philadelphia Police Training Center in Northeast Philadelphia. All courses are 5 weeks in length, with 10 start dates a year offering the following options:
  • Online: asynchronous format with class discussions, writing assignments, and other learning activities;
  • Classroom: one night a week for 5 weeks (Main Campus, Broad Street, or the Philadelphia Police Academy);
  • Hybrid Courses: blending the online format and in person classes meeting twice during the 5 week session;
  • Turbo Courses: meeting for a Friday night, Saturday and Sunday blended with independent assignments to be completed by the end of the session; Prior Learning Assessments (PLA’s) in which your education, training, and experience help to document your competency in a subject and “test out” by submitting a portfolio for grading to your assigned PLA Advisor.
  1. Accelerated Format, classes start every 5 weeks.
  2. Main Campus, Center City, Philadelphia Police Academy, and Online.
  3. Projected Career Growth.
  4. Expert, Decorated, and Phenomenal Faculty.
  5. Qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (with the link on the site)
  6. Credit for the Police & Corrections Academies.
  7. Prior Learning Assessment for work experience.
  8. Transfer up to 84 Credits into your degree plan.
  9. Public Safety and Learning Partner Tuition Discounts
  10. Awesome Interagency Partnerships! Amtrak, Philadelphia Police, FBI, DEA, SEPTA Transit Police, Philadelphia Prisons, Chester County FOP, Delaware County FOP, OPS Security Group, Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security.