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Business, Education, Social Science, & Technology Division

Business, Education, Social Science, & Technology Division

Justice Studies / Corrections, A.S. (Cumberland)


Law enforcement and corrections are among the fastest growing career fields in
America, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. A range of job opportunities
awaits graduates as America becomes a more security-conscious society.
This program encourages ​comprehensive understanding of the
nature of crime and the goals of the criminal justice system. Students are
introduced to organizations, occupations and regulations that govern the criminal
justice system. The program prepares students to enter a specific criminal justice
field or continue their studies at a four-year ​college/university. Two themes are critical ​throughout the program: leadership and ​ethics.​
Program Goals
Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
•Illustrate cause and effect relationships within the continuum and how
they impact, both positively and negatively, the outcomes desired by the
community as a whole.
·Identify the role of each component of the US criminal justice system.
·Demonstrate knowledge of the US Constitution and the constitutional
implication of the criminal procedure in the US as applied to arrest, use of
force, and search and seizure.
·Identify the moral, ethical and legal obligations of criminal justice
·Recognize the roles of various criminal justice professions.
·Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources
related to the profession.

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

When you Graduate

You’ll be ready for immediate employment or you can transfer to a four-year college. CCC has transfer agreements in criminal
justice with several colleges, and graduates
have transferred to scores of colleges and
universities throughout the years.
Some career possibilities include
employment with the federal, state and
county institutions. Those with a bachelor’s
degree may hold a variety of administrative
As a graduate of a fully accredited
community college, your coursework will
be received with full credit transfer at
most state colleges, public and private
universities across the country. The NJ
Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State
legislature assures seamless transfer of
credits toward junior standing at NJ state
colleges and universities.
This program is designed for students
who are interested in law enforcement
and corrections or want to continue their
studies at a four-year college/university.
Students are introduced to organizations,
occupations and regulations that govern
the criminal justice system and a range of
job opportunities that awaits graduates

as America becomes a more security-
conscious society.
Career Opportunities
​Employment with Federal, state and county departments or institution.​

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.