Associates Degree in Criminal Justice
The new Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice is designed for adult learners. While the program is available to all students interested in the field, including those with no prior college experience, it will be especially appealing to adult learners who are graduates from approved law enforcement training academies, as well as those who have completed some college credits from other institutions of higher learning who want to finish earning their associate degree in Criminal Justice.
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. The curriculum, consisting of a flexible 60-credit (20 courses) curriculum offered on campus and online, is designed for working professionals.
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.
Further educational pathways: If you complete the asssociate's degree, you'll have the opportunity to transition seamlessly into Rosemont’s bachelor’s program in Criminal Justice. Qualified graduates may transfer into the junior year of the Rosemont baccalaureate program in criminal justice, saving both time and money. Rosemont also offers a Master of Arts in Homeland Security (MA-HLS) degree.
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.