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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 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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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 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:

  • Criminalistics
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Social Problems
  • Public Welfare Policy
  • Gender & the Law
  • Civil Liberties
  • Law Enforcement
  • Special Topics
  • Internship


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

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

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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