Criminal Justice Associate Degree
If you are interested in a career serving the public in the criminal justice system, and want to save thousands of dollars on the cost of a bachelor’s degree, NECC’s Criminal Justice Associate Degree program is for you.
Why Choose NECC?
NECC’s program has a broad academic orientation, exposing you to the U.S. court and corrections systems, law enforcement and security, and counter-terrorism – a career area that is growing rapidly. In this program you will:
- Gain a solid understanding of the various aspects of the criminal justice system
- Benefit from instruction in psychology, sociology, and criminology
- Gain real-world experience through internships
- Have access to robust student support services, student clubs, and extracurricular activities
- Take advantage of MassTransfer Pathways and other transfer agreements and save thousands of dollars on your bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, behavioral sciences/psychology, or Humanities and Social Science or a related field
Because of NECC
You will acquire the broad knowledge necessary to successfully transfer to public or private four-year colleges and universities that offer a variety of degree options related to criminal justice fields. You will also be qualified to pursue entry-level private and government security positions. Many program alumni have worked in the field while they continued their education, ultimately going on to careers as:
- Municipal police officers
- State Troopers
- Correction Officers
- Federal Officers
- Insurance Investigators
- Private detectives
- Probation offices and correctional treatment specialists
- Court system employees
Criminal Justice is one of NECC’s top ten largest programs
An internship in the Lawrence Probation Department confirmed that she had made the right career choice—“I loved it.”
Josiery Santos, Criminal Justice
Career Paths & Job Market
A pathway is the most efficient sequence of courses semester-to-semester recommended for students to complete their degree. View the suggested pathway for the Criminal Justice Associate Degree.