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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

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Chestnut Hill College’s Accelerated Adult Degree Program is designed specifically for the adult learner. The program will provide students with knowledge about the criminal justice system and its impact on society. Students will learn how to be a positive contributor to society, meeting the challenges of a diverse, global community. This program prepares students for job opportunities in the criminal justice field or readies them for graduate school or law school.

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Major Requirements

In addition to Core Liberal Arts, 54 credits are required in the major. The Major Requirements are:

  • UESO 102 - Introduction to Sociology
  • UEMA 103 - Survey of Math
  • UEPS 109 - Introduction to Psychology
  • UESO 128 - Diversity Issues
  • UECJ 220 - Juvenile Justice
  • UECJ 122 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • UECJ 224 - Criminal Investigations
  • UECJ 250 - Criminology
  • UECJ 280 - Corrections
  • UECJ 364 - Criminal Law
  • UECJ 365 - Criminal Procedure
  • UECJ 350 - Research Methods
  • UECJ 453 - Senior Seminar


Major Elective Requirements

Any five of the following courses are required as major electives:

  • UECJ/PO 203 - Civil Liberties
  • UECJ 212 - Gender and the Law
  • UECJ 225 - Criminalistics
  • UECJ 260 - Law Enforcement
  • UECJ 353 - Juvenile Delinquency
  • UECJ 400 - Special Topics
  • UECJ 460 – Internship
  • UESO 203 - Social Problems
  • UESO 256 - Public Welfare Policy



For your convenience, Chestnut Hill College offers accelerated degree courses in four locations:

  • Chestnut Hill College Main Campus
  • Father Judge High School in Northeast Philadelphia
  • Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell
  • University Center at Montgomery County Community College in Pottstown

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Transferring Credits

The Accelerated Adult Degree Program offers several options for students to earn credit for prior learning, including Portfoilo Assessment, CLEP Examination Program, Challenge Exam, and Internship. Students can transfer up to 75 credits from another accredited college or university.


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