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Associate in Science in Criminal Justice / Corrections

Program Details

The online AS in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Corrections from Mercer County Community College addresses the professional and educational needs of students interested in careers in corrections and of personnel already employed in the field who desire to increase their proficiency or improve their advancement potential. The curriculum focuses on:

  • The history and philosophy of the components of the criminal justice system
  • The role of the corrections officer in contemporary America
  • Historical philosophies of rehabilitation and punishment
  • Traditional and new practices being employed in correctional institutions

Requirements

  • High school transcripts or GED scores
  • College transcripts (if applicable)
  • Placement test (or SAT scores)

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education