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Behavioral Science and Law & Social Justice

Behavioral Science and Law & Social Justice

From Child Advocacy to Criminal Justice, Psychology to Emergency Management, Social Science to Substance Counseling — Rowan College of South Jersey offers the education and training you need to unravel the mysteries of human behavior, usher individuals towards rehabilitation and help safeguard our communities.

Programs explore relevant ethical and social issues, encouraging students to develop skills in human relations, leadership, analytical reasoning and communication and to learn effective strategies for preventing and investigating criminal activities.​​​​​​​​​

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Rowan College of South Jersey Spring 2023 Open House
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All Degrees & Certificates

  • Alcohol and Drug Counseling (Certificate)*

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    In today’s society there is a growing vital need for compassionate counselors specializing in the field of alcohol and drugs. The program enhances your natural ability to interact with others, and that capacity is refined into a valuable skill with rewarding professional opportunities. You’ll receive the practical and theoretical education necessary for success, professionally or at a four-year college.

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  • Arts and Sciences: Pre-Law Option

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    This program provides the general education foundation necessary for students who are planning to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. Using available elective credits, students will focus on legal systems as a specific field of study.

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  • Child Advocacy

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    This program will prepare students to advocate for the rights of children by entering the workforce with an A.A. degree. Students in the program learn about vulnerable conditions that have negative consequences on children and adolescents such as disease, substance abuse, domestic violence, and child abuse and neglect. This multidisciplinary approach will offer students with a distinctive educational perspective with which to navigate the intricacies of the public child welfare system and beyond.

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  • Criminal Justice

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    This program provides an excellent foundation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The program is structured to present the student with exploratory academic experiences in criminal justice.

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  • Criminal Justice – Emergency Management Option

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    This program provides an excellent foundation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The program is structured to provide the student with exploratory academic experiences in criminal justice. Students who have completed the program will be able to Explain Crime and Criminological Theories, Explain Crime Sources, Trends, and Outcomes, Demonstrate Current Methods Used for Evidence Collection and Analysis, Articulate Criminological Theories, and Demonstrate the need for an organized approach to the management of an emergency incident.

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  • Criminal Justice (Certificate)*

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    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.

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  • Criminal Justice- Corrections

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  • Criminal Justice- Emergency Management (Certificate)*

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    This certificate provides an excellent foundation for law enforcement, homeland security and first responders. The certificate is structured to provide the student with exploratory academic experiences in Emergency Management

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  • Criminal Justice- Forensics and Technology

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  • Law Enforcement

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    This program offers a broad professional education towards careers in law enforcement and criminal justice. Career-related subjects are balanced with compatible supportive courses to offer a thorough preparation for, and advanced study in, the judicial system, police, corrections, security and related fields.

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  • Paralegal

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    The goal of the Paralegal program is to provide students with specialized legal training enabling them to gather and analyze facts relevant to legal disputes, perform legal research, assist attorneys in drafting legal documents and prepare witnesses and evidence for presentation at legal proceedings. Paralegals may not practice law.

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  • Paralegal (Certificate)

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    The goal of this certificate program is to provide students, who have already earned a Bachelor’s or Associate's Degree (which includes a minimum of 18 hours of general education credits), with the skills necessary to begin a career as a paralegal. In addition to requiring two computer courses, this program includes a practicum (internship), designed to provide on-the-job training to reinforce concepts introduced in the classroom.

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  • Psychology

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    The Arts & Sciences – Psychology option provides the general education foundation necessary for students who plan to transfer into a psychology-related field of study towards a baccalaureate degree. Using available elective credits, students will focus on psychology as a specific field of study.

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  • Social Services

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    This program allows students to tap into their natural ability to interact with others, and that capacity is refined into a valuable skill with rewarding professional opportunities. Students receive the practical and theoretical education necessary for success, professionally or at a four-year college.

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Gloucester; Cumberland