Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1595

Program Details

Bergen Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement Studies for students who are interested in careers in criminology, law enforcement, criminal justice, law, the courts, and the legal system. Students will learn about the processes involved in the investigation, arrest, and legal processes involved in trying suspects, as well as understanding the psychology and sociological factors that induce criminal behavior. Students will learn about statistical monitoring of criminal activity and learn how police forces and other agencies use statistics and other monitoring techniques in order to best manage and control criminal activity.

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include introduction to criminal justice, sociology, English composition, humanities, social studies, dynamics of health and fitness, contemporary issues in policing, the juvenile justice process, state and local government, sociology of the family, police administration, criminal investigation, social aspects of literature, social problems, criminal law, criminology, speech communication, introduction to abnormal psychology, and psychology of human relations.   

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field.  These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to explain concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and trends in criminal justice, to demonstrate the ability to apply legal and ethical principles to the criminal justice system, to describe the structure, function, and interaction of key institutions in criminal justice, to discuss the patterns, typologies, and root causes of crime, and to apply criminal justice concepts, processes, and practices to social justice and social change.

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      2
    • Tuition Basis :
      Years

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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