Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
Holyoke Community College

Program Details

The online Associate of Science in Criminal Justice program prepares students for careers in public service or the private sector, or it prepares them to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree.  The curriculum offers a broad academic background in criminal justice while promoting academic excellence, diversity, professionalism, ethical behavior, and skill development.  Graduates will be able to:

  • Develop effective and professional communication skills
  • Articulate an awareness of issues of diversity
  • Understand primary data sources and methods used in this field
  • Use appropriate legal, sociological, and other sources in papers
  • Demonstrate an understanding of criminal behavior in society


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Official transcripts
  • Placement tests (if applicable)

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education