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Criminal Justice Degrees

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.

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.

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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