The Criminal Justice program provides students with basic and applied knowledge on the nature and causes of crime and delinquency, law and the legal system for juveniles and adults in American society, and the decision-making processes of criminal justice agencies. The program provides students with a strong foundation for success in practitioner settings and advanced graduate studies.

Rutland is one of Vermont’s most opportune areas for professional development with a variety of criminal justice-related agencies in the county. These include district court, county sheriff and city police departments, probation and parole, correctional facilities, recruit and in-service police and corrections training academies, diversion court and restorative justice programs. There are opportunities for Criminal Justice students to engage in meaningful internships throughout the VT-NY-NH region.

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice (General Concentration)

General Education Core Requirements

  • ACT110 College Experience
  • ENG101 Introduction to College Writing and Information Literacy
  • ENG102 Reading and Writing About Literature
  • COM101 Speech Communication
  • CIS101A Microsoft Windows/Word
  • SCI101 Biology
  • PSY102 Introduction to Psychology
  • One course from each general area below:
  • Social Sciences (Geography, History, Political Science)
  • Mathematics (MAT101 or BUS102)
  • Philosophy/Religious Studies

Criminal Justice Major Requirements

  • CRJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ210 Law & Society
  • CRJ240 Professional Writing for CRJ
  • CRJ270 Victimology
  • CRJ280 Juvenile Justice
  • CRJ281 Policing in America
  • CRJ282 Corrections
  • CRJ285 Criminal Procedure
  • CRJ310 Criminology
  • CRJ320 Internship/Co-op I in CRJ

Major Course Electives (Select two)

  • CRJ230 ; CRJ250; CRJ261; CRJ283; CRJ311; CRJ312; CRJ314;
  • CRJ315 ; CRJ340; CRJ361; CRJ420 Total 6 credits

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice (Corrections Concentration)

General Education Core Requirements

  • ACT110 College Experience
  • ENG101 Introduction to College Writing and Information Literacy
  • ENG102 Reading and Writing About Literature
  • COM101 Speech Communication
  • CIS101A Microsoft Windows/Word
  • SCI101 Biology
  • PSY102 Introduction to Psychology
  • One course from each general area below:
  • Social Sciences (Geography, History, Political Science)
  • Mathematics (MAT101 or BUS102)
  • Philosophy/Religious

Criminal Justice Major Requirements

  • CRJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ210 Law & Society
  • CRJ240 Professional Writing for CRJ
  • CRJ270 Victimology
  • CRJ280 Juvenile Justice
  • CRJ282 Corrections
  • CRJ285 Criminal Procedure
  • CRJ310 Criminology
  • CRJ311 Interpersonal Skills for CJ
  • CRJ320 Internship/Co-op I in CRJ

Major Course Electives

  • CRJ230; CRJ250; CRJ261; CRJ283; CRJ312; CRJ314; CRJ315;
  • CRJ340; CRJ361; CRJ420