Sign In
Business, Education, Social Science, & Technology Division

Business, Education, Social Science, & Technology Division

Justice Studies / Criminal Justice, A.C. (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.
Program Goals
​Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
  • Discuss the history and philosophy of the components of the criminal justice system.
  • Describe the formal and informal political and community structures that affect criminal justice agencies.
  • Recognize the roles of various criminal justice professionals.
  • Describe the fundamental concepts and principles of management and administration employed in various police agencies.
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 Gra​​duate

Certificate programs provide specific
career skills development as well as the
opportunity to test an area of interest, or
enhance a degree program. Students who
complete a certificate program can continue
to obtain a degree.
This program is designed for students who
wish to enter a specific criminal justice field.

Career Opportunities
​Police officer, crime scene investigator, private investigator.

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.