Criminal Justice Transfer Program

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Transfer

Credits required 62/63

Dean TBA

Program contact Suzanne Chadwick, Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Program Goals Statement

This program provides students with a strong foundation in the operation of our Criminal Justice System. Students will receive a diverse interdisciplinary education that will allow them to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice. Articulation agreements ensure transfer to many four-year colleges and universities. Graduates may also qualify for tuition assistance at Massachusetts public colleges and universities under the MassTransfer program.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes.

After BCC

Students often continue their education and complete a baccalaureate program in Criminal Justice.

Graduates have successfully transferred to Bridgewater State College, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Northeastern University, Johnson and Wales University, Roger Williams University, and Salve Regina University.

Alumni are employed as state and local police officers, corrections officers, attorneys, probation officers, college instructors, managers in private security agencies, social workers, and drug rehabilitation counselors.

BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at BristolCC.edu/transfer

Program Information

All courses in the Criminal Justice program may be completed at the Fall River, New Bedford, or Attleboro campuses.

Academic and transfer advisors assist students in selecting courses to fulfill both program and general education requirements to ensure a smooth transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Infused General Education Competencies

Technical Literacy

Degree Requirements

General Courses

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

GVT 251Urban Government and Politics

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:19

Choose one two-course History sequence

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

And

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

And

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Choose one of the following

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

MTH 125Modern College Mathematics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Elective Courses

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Elective - Science

3-4 credits

Program Courses

CRJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRJ 113Criminal Law

3 credits

CRJ 115Report Writing and Information Systems

3 credits

CRJ 219Police and Community Relations

3 credits

CRJ 251Criminology

3 credits

CRJ 256Criminal Investigation

3 credits

CRJ 258Criminal Procedure

3 credits

CRJ 259Introduction to Criminalistics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Choose one of the following

CRJ 218Law Enforcement Management and Planning

3 credits

CRJ 221Juvenile Offenders

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CRJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRJ 113Criminal Law

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

And

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CRJ 115Report Writing and Information Systems

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

And

CRJ 218Law Enforcement Management and Planning

3 credits

Or

CRJ 221Juvenile Offenders

3 credits

And

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

And

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

Or

MTH 125Modern College Mathematics

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

CRJ 219Police and Community Relations

3 credits

CRJ 251Criminology

3 credits

CRJ 258Criminal Procedure

3 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CRJ 256Criminal Investigation

3 credits

CRJ 259Introduction to Criminalistics

3 credits

Elective - Science

3 -4 credits

GVT 251Urban Government and Politics

3 credits

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