College of St. Joseph’s Criminal Justice programs will provide you with basic and applied knowledge on topics including crime and delinquency. The program also covers law and the legal system for adults and juveniles in American society, and the decision-making process for criminal justice agencies.
Alongside knowledgeable instructors with inside perspectives – including lawyers and police officers – you will examine the realities and impact of crime and the legal system. These exercises help develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will serve you well throughout your career.
You may also have the opportunity for hands-on experience and professional development opportunities with a variety of criminal justice-related agencies and organizations in the region.
Articulation Agreements in Criminal Justice
Prospective students who have graduated from the Vermont Police Academy or who work for the Vermont Corrections Academy may transfer at least 16 credits or petition for up to 45 credits in life experience toward a degree. Articulation agreements are in place for the following:
- Vermont Police Academy
- Vermont Correctional Academy
- Community College of Vermont
- Adirondack Community College
About the Criminal Justice Division
The Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is offered through the Criminal Justice Division.
Students enrolled in College of St. Joseph’s programs are well positioned to pursue professional opportunities in the field. In addition, they gain knowledge and skills that will serve them well in other professions. The Division offers a Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration.