Criminal Justice Program (A.S.)

  • Program Overview

    Be a part of the exciting, fulfilling, and important field of criminal justice, and pursue a career in law enforcement, the justice systems, corrections, and social services.

    Program Overview

    The Endicott College Van Loan School of Professional Studies' criminal justice program teaches critical thinking, along with a comprehensive understanding of how the criminal justice field operates. The criminal justice degree embraces the broad scope of the discipline.

    Upon completing our program, students will learn the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in criminal justice. This includes writing and communication skills. They will also understand the importance of ethics.

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  • Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    Candidates for Van Loan School's undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott. edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:

    • Completed undergraduate application;
    • Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
    • Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
    • Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
    • Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
    • Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

    All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.

    All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate the ability to think critically about crime and criminal justice
    • Describe knowledge and skills that are necessary for careers in criminal justice
    • Communicate the importance of ethics in criminal justice
    • Converse and write at an acceptable level for communications in academic and professional settings

    Required Curriculum

    Criminal Justice Electives - 3 cr.
    Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
    Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
    Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
    Individual & Society Course - 3 cr.
    Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
    Quantitative Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
    Science & Technology Course - 3 cr.
    World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
    Open Electives - 12 cr.

    CJ 100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
    CJ 151 - Criminal Law
    CJ 205 - The American Court System
    CJ 210 - Police Process
    CJ 215 - Corrections
    CJ 230 - Technology Applications in Criminal Justice
    EC 150 - Career Foundations
    ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I
    ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II

    Total Degree Requirements - 66 credits

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    An education from the Van Loan School means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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