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Associates Degree in Criminal Justice

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If you are looking for a career in law enforcement, court administration, the judicial system, corrections, public or private security, or any other related field, then our Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice is for you!

  • Whether you are an entry-level student new to college or a continuing student, our seven-week accelerated program provides just the flexibility you need to get the job done.
  • Our hands-on curriculum focuses on up-to-the-minute trends, issues, and real-world applications in order to develop your ability in the criminal justice field.

Online or On-Campus Criminal Justice Degree

Offered both 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. If you're already employed in the field and you want to upgade your skills, getting additional credentials is an excellent way to get a promotion or increase in pay.


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.

Bachelor's or Master's Degrees in Criminal Justice or Homeland Security

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.


Global Studies in Criminal Justice

As an adult student, you may strengthen your degree by participating in our Global Studies program. Travel to another country and attend lectures and cultural and historical programs. Global Study topics include current business, leadership, criminal justice, homeland security, and healthcare administration issues.


ASCJ 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.