Criminal Justice Transfer

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Transfer

Credits required 62/63

Dean 

Kathleen Pearle, kathleen.pearle@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Dana Mayhew, Coordinator and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, dana.mayhew@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: CJT

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 the Massachusetts Transfer Program that guarantees admission, tuition reduction, and the full transfer of credit in criminal justice and general education courses to most Massachusetts state colleges and universities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Program Information

  • All courses in the Criminal Justice program may be completed at the Fall River, New Bedford, or Attleboro campuses, and many are also offered at the Taunton Center.
  • Faculty members represent all of the major fields in the Criminal Justice System and students benefit from their years of formal study and professional experience.
  • 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.
  • This program qualifies as a Massachusetts Transfer Program, which guarantees admission, tuition reduction, and the full transfer of credit in criminal justice and general education courses to most Massachusetts state colleges and universities.

After BCC

  • Students often continue their education and complete a baccalaureate program in Criminal Justice.
  • Graduates have successfully transferred to Bridgewater State University, 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.

Infused General Education Competencies

Technical Literacy

Degree Requirements

General Education courses

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

GVT 251State and Local Government

3 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:19-27

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:3

Program Courses

CRJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRJ 113Criminal Law

3 credits

CRJ 219Police and Society

3 credits

CRJ 245Corrections

3 credits

CRJ 251Criminology

3 credits

CRJ 258Criminal Procedure

3 credits

CRJ 259Introduction to Criminalistics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:21

Program Electives - Choose two of the following

CRJ 221Juvenile Offenders

3 credits

CRJ 256Criminal Investigation

3 credits

SOC 256Race Relations

3 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

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

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 245Corrections

3 credits

Program Elective

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

Or

MTH 125Modern College Mathematics

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

CRJ 219Police and Society

3 credits

CRJ 251Criminology

3 credits

CRJ 258Criminal Procedure

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Program Elective

3 credits

CRJ 259Introduction to Criminalistics

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

GVT 251State and Local Government

3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

 


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