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BS in Criminal Justice (Online)

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Agents of Change.

Ethics. Professionalism. Social Justice. 

In today’s complex world, competent leaders are needed more than ever.  Rosemont College’s Criminal Justice program gives you the skills you need to meet that need. 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 Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree is for you!

  • Whether you are an entry-level student new to college or a continuing student, our seven-week accelerated program, delivered online, 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.

Rosemont’s Criminal Justice programs provide not just a competitive edge, but a strong ethical foundation to those working in this crucial field. These programs will expose you to innovation and best practices in these crucial fields that society relies upon to protect lives and civil liberties, especially in times of tension. 

 Rosemont College was founded a century ago to “meet the wants of the age” and our  Cornelian focus is on social and equitable justice -- the cornerstone of the curriculum.  A degree in  Criminal Justice from Rosemont will provide you the tools needed to respond to society’s needs in our ever-changing world.

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Tailor your Degree with Embedded Certificates

You may choose from four optional embedded Certificate to tailor your Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice to your specific career path or area of interest:

  • Forensics
  • Law Enforcement
  • Homeland Security
  • Social Services

Designed for Busy Adults

  • Courses are facilitated online, asynchronously, with on-campus opportunities, giving you the flexibility to tailor your program to your life.
  • Our student-centric seven-week term bachelor's degree program is specially tailored to meet the needs of adult and returning students and provides the flexibility you are looking for.
  • Our faculty of master practitioners bring real-world experience into the classroom, giving you just the edge you need for professional success.
  • Transfer up to 90 credit, including credit for police academy, prior college credit, professional licenses and or certificates (FBI National Academy, FBI LEEDA, POSIT, DHS/FEMA Training), or other work experience.

Skills and Outcomes

Graduates will becpme “Agents of Change” and be capable of independent and reflective thought and action for our community through the cultivation of knowledge in the criminal justice system, criminology, social justice, and ethics. In addition, this program offers broad-based education in the liberal arts and develops practitioners who are skilled in written and oral communication. Graduates will be prepared for a career in the field of Criminal Justice and have the necessary tools to advance into professional positions of leadership.

Careers for Criminal Justice Graduates

Through up-to-the-minute trends and issues, the BS in Criminal Justice program’s hands-on curriculum develops your ability to analyze, research, and make informed decisions. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree prepares entry-level or working practitioners in the field for success in the following areas:

  • Law enforcement
  • Court administration
  • The judicial system
  • Corrections
  • Homeland security
  • Juvenile justice system
  • Private security
    • Animal Cruelty Investigator
    • ARD Specialist
    • Arson Investigator
    • ATF Special Agent
    • Bailiff
    • Bail Enforcement
    • Border Patrol Agent
    • Bounty Hunter
    • Casino Security
    • CIA Agent
    • Canine Officer
    • Child Protective Services Worker
    • Child Welfare Caseworker
    • Compliance Manager
    • Computer Forensics Investigator
    • Community Service Coordinator
    • Community Liaison Officer
    • Conservation Officer
    • Constable
    • Correctional Counselor
    • Corrections Officer
    • Court Clerk
    • Courts Officer
    • Crime Scene Investigator
    • Criminal Profiler
    • Criminologist
    • Customs Agent/ Board Patrol
    • DEA Agent
    • Death Investigator
    • Deputy Coroner
    • Deputy Sheriff
    • Deputy US Marshal
    • Diplomatic Security Agent
    • Dispatcher
    • District Magistrate
    • Domestic Relations Officer
    • Domestic Relations Investigator
    • Elder Abuse Investigator
    • Emergency Manager
    • FBI Agent
    • Fed Reserve Bank PD
    • Federal Special Agent
    • Federal Air Marshal
    • Federal Park Ranger
    • Federal Protective Services
    • Forensic Technician
    • Fraud Investigator
    • Fusion Center Officer
    • Game Warden
    • Housing Authority Police
    • Housing Development Agent
    • ICE Agent
    • Immigration Officer
    • Intelligence Officer
    • IRS Criminal Investigator
    • Juvenile Counselor
    • Juvenile Corrections
    • Juvenile Diversion Specialist
    • Juvenile Mental Health Counselor
    • Juvenile Mentor
    • Juvenile Probation Officer
    • Law Enforcement Officer
    • Latent Print Examiner
    • Loss Prevention Officer
    • Police Detective
    • Police Officer
    • Mediator
    • Military Police
    • Mint Police
    • Paralegal
    • Park Ranger
    • Parole Officer
    • Penologist
    • Pre-Trial OfficerPrivate Investigator
    • Private Security
    • Probation Officer
    • Public Safety Officer
    • Risk Manager
    • School Resource Officer
    • Secret Service Agent
    • Security Analyst
    • Security Officer
    • Social Services
    • Social Worker
    • Sociologist
    • State Trooper
    • State Probation Officer
    • State Parole Officer
    • SWAT Officer
    • SWAT Medic
    • Substance Abuse Counselor
    • Substance Abuse Professional
    • TSA Agent/ Officer
    • Transit Police
    • US Capitol PD
    • USDA Agent
    • USDA Police
    • US Forestry Special Agent
    • US Postal PD
    • Wildlife Conservation Officer
    • Victim Advocate
    • Youth Counselor
    • Youth Mentor


    Travel Abroad - Global Studies Program 

    Cultivate an appreciation of global issues within the context of a course in an SGPS Graduate or Professional Studies Degree Program. Global Study topics surround current businessleadershipcriminal justicehomeland security, and healthcare administration issues.

Network through Rho Chi Chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon

Rosemont College- Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies is proud to have chartered Rho Chi, a chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association- Lambda Alpha Epsilon. The mission of Rho Chi is for “Rosemont College Criminal Justice alumni, current students, and faculty to join together in fellowship, mentoring, and networking to provide excellence in enhancing the education of our students to create a positive change in our community as Agents of Change.”

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Aim for further career advancement with Rosemont's Graduate Programs

Further advancement in your career can be yours beyond the completion of your undergraduate degree. Set your sights on these programs at Rosemont College:

Gain the skills you need to advance to leadership positions in the criminal justice system. For motivated undergraduate students, you can  transition easily into Rosemont's Master of Arts in Homeland Security & Emergency Management (MA-HLS&EM) program.

Delivered fully online, the Master of Arts in Homeland Security & Emergency Management (MA-HLS&EM) integrates the disciplines of Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management with a dynamic foundation of ethics and social justice principles.

Another option for career development  is Rosemont's MBA in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Develop the knowledge to bring innovative management best-practices, with a focus on social justice, to the important professions that protects lives and civil liberties.

The graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology is designed to train professionals to work with people within the criminal and civil justice systems, including civil, criminal and family court system. Courses draw from the Master of Arts in Homeland Security & Emergency Management.

Professionals who will benefit from this program including law enforcement, intelligence analysts, first responders, social workers, corrections officers, probation/ parole agents, mental health workers, nurses, disaster relief workers, CISM Teams members, public health and emergency management personnel.

  • HLS 4133 - The Psychology of Terrorism
  • PSY 6300 - Contemporary Issues in Forensics
  • CNS 6300 - Victimology
  • CNS 6350 - Offender Treatment
  • CNS 6089 - Trauma


  • PSY 6345 - Juvenile Justice: Delinquency and Development