Sep 16, 2019  
2019-2020 Online Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Online Catalog

Criminal Justice, A.S.



Program Description


The Criminal Justice Program is designed to develop law enforcement professionals, other criminal justice personnel and others who, after completion of the two-year program, will be prepared to continue their studies in fields such as police administration, public administration, legal studies, and management. 

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Discuss the field of criminal justice including police organization, administration and management systems;
  • Demonstrate basic forensic procedures;
  • State their ethical responsibilities for the field of criminal justice and for their role as an officer of the law;
  • Communicate effectively in writing, verbal and electronic formats with particular emphasis on police reports;
  • Apply problem solving skills to specific criminal justice situations;
  • Discuss the social and psychological characteristics of offenders.

After Union County College


Graduates can continue their studies in fields such as police administration, public administration, legal studies, and management at a four-year college or university and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements Union County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence


First Year


Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester


Semester Total: 16

Second Year


Fall Semester


Semester Total: 16

Semester Total: 12

Total Program Credits: 60


CRJ Electives (6 credits total):

CRJ 109 Correctional Administration  OR

CRJ 206 Criminal Law   OR

CRJ 223 - Homeland Security    

*Recommended course: CHE 107  

Milestone Courses


The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information