Format and Length of Program
- Five week sessions – 10 sessions/year A-J
- Classes are one night/week 6 p.m. -10 p.m. or two nights week 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Thursday
- Fall semester: A, B, C spring semester: D, E, F summer semester G, H, I, J
- 120 credits – up to 84 transfer credits
- Classes at main and downtown campus
Philosophy and Program Options
The Criminal Justice program will prepare you with a solid foundation to go on to an enormous variety of fields, fully confident in your preparation. Graduates have gone on to enter law school, work in education, police management, and a broad array of fields in the criminal justice system. Classes combine theory and lab so you can practice your skills as you go. Faculty are active practitioners in law, police work, security, and the justice system, and bring major cases ripped from the headlines into the classroom from their own professional experience. Learn from the people who actually do the work and lead in their fields.
Rosemont College’s accelerated degree program in Criminal Justice
prepares students to step into leadership roles in the fields of law
enforcement, court administration, the judicial system, corrections, or
private security, and lay the groundwork for graduate study or law
Taught by professionals in these fields, Rosemont’s
program brings up-to-the-minute trends, issues, and real-world
applications into the classroom. Students aspiring to enter the
fast-growing world of criminal justice and those already working in it
bring their experiences to the classroom for lively discussion and
problem-solving. In-depth study develops the skills you need to
analyze, research, and make informed decisions. You will explore a wide
array of timely issues from criminal investigations to terrorism, use
skills with statistical analysis, major data bases and resources in
criminal justice, and learn how to read a crime scene or a developing
situation and make the right decision.
Whether you are
completing your degree or starting a new one, Rosemont’s accelerated
evening, weekend, and online format is designed for your busy life.
Classes meet once a week for five weeks, and are offered year-round.
Some courses, like Crime Scene Investigation and White Collar Crime are
offered in “turbo” format, and can be completed in one intense weekend.
You can study on Rosemont’s main campus, in our beautiful center city,
Philadelphia location near City Hall, or online, or in a combination of
these modes and locations to suit your work and personal life schedule.
When you enroll, the program director will work with you to create your
Individual Plan of Study that will guide you to a degree that
works for you. Rosemont also has a generous transfer policy which
allows you to apply as many as 84 credits earned elsewhere to your
Rosemont degree completion. When you enroll, be sure to ask about Prior
Learning Assessment. With Prior Learning Assessment, you may be able to
pay for one credit and receive three credits for college-level learning
acquired through life and work experiences.
at Rosemont is personalized, exciting, and the perfect way to advance
your career and realize your potential. You will study in small classes
with seasoned professionals who are also award-winning teachers, and
side-by-side with working adults like you.