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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

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

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Tara Saunders, B.S. in Criminal Justice

“My favorite thing about the program is the flexibility for working adults. I finally found a matriculated degree program that allows me to earn my bachelor’s degree in a short amount of time.”

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Major Core Requirements

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Survey of Math
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Diversity Issues
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Criminology
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Research Methods
  • Senior Seminar

Major Elective Requirements

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

Juvenile Delinquency
Social Problems
Public Welfare Policy
Gender in the Law
Civil Liberties
Law Enforcement
Special Topics

Off-site Locations

In addition to the main campus, classes are also offered at convenient off-site locations including: Father Judge High School in Northeast Philadelphia, Bonner Prendergast Catholic High School in Drexel Hill, Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, and the University Center at Montgomery County Community.

Transferring Credits

Students can transfer up to 75 credits from another accredited college or university. Prior Learning Assessment options can also help you earn credits for on-the-job experience and training programs.


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