Brookdale offers the following degrees and certificates in Criminal Justice; click on any degree to read more in our online catalog.

Criminal Justice Program, A.S.

The Criminal Justice program is both a transfer and a career program. Students can go on to earn a B.A. Degree or take courses in an effort to find employment. The study of criminal justice provides an opportunity to learn about issues and problems in society’s response to crime. Coursework also seeks to provide particular career-oriented skills. Career opportunities exist in law enforcement, court administration, corrections and security.

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Criminal Justice Option, Social Sciences, A.A.

This option is designed specifically for students seeking to transfer to Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences in New Brunswick. The required coursework in this new AA option will transfer seamlessly to Rutgers. Students seeking to complete a degree in criminal justice and transfer to four-year institutions other than Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences should select the Criminal Justice A.S. program.

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Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program, A.S.

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program will prepare students to continue their education to earn a B.S. degree or to enter the workforce. Students in the program learn about issues and problems in society’s response to terrorism and emergency situations. Coursework provides particular career-oriented skills for career opportunities in courtrooms, Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE), homeland security, emergency management, border patrol and national corporate security.

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Legal & Social Justice Academic Certificate of Achievement

This program presents an interdisciplinary examination of institutions, policies, society, and culture through a theoretical lens focusing on issues of culture, justice, and democracy. The primary aim of this program is to introduce students to the foundational theories of justice by critically exploring how conceptions of justice have developed to influence society, politics, the law, and the criminal justice system. Students will be challenged to develop a general knowledge of the many topics and questions found in the issues of legal and social justice.

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Transfer Opportunities

Transfer Agreements by Academic Program: Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between Brookdale and other colleges and universities. These agreements define how the courses you complete at Brookdale will apply to your future bachelor’s degree when you transfer into a baccalaureate program.

Brookdale Community College is an Equal Opportunity educational institution. In order to promote this goal, the College makes positive efforts to ensure equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or veteran status.