Criminal Justice AS


Program Overview

The Hudson County Community College Criminal Justice Program offers an Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice.  Students have the option of majoring in Criminal Justice in-person at the Journal Square Campus in Jersey City as well as the North Hudson Campus in Union City.  The Criminal Justice Program is also offered fully online. The program is designed for students who have an interest in the many facets of the Criminal Justice System. The curriculum emphasizes a comprehensive program in Policing, the Courts, and Corrections.  The area of Criminal Justice is an exciting and continually growing and changing field which encompasses law enforcement and investigations, the courts and administrative services, corrections, attorneys and policy makers.  A degree in Criminal Justice will introduce students to the many issues regarding crime, criminals, and the different ways society deals with the problems. 


Program Benefits

The Associate in Science in Criminal Justice is designed for students who wish to continue their education in the field by transferring to a Criminal Justice program at a four-year college or university. Students can seamlessly transfer their degree to Rutgers University-Newark, St. Peters University, New Jersey City University, and Kean University.  Students have also transferred to other colleges to pursue their Criminal Justice Degrees such as John Jay School of Criminal Justice, Montclair State University and Stockton University to name a few.


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The Criminal Justice Associate in Science degree is for the student who intends to transfer to a four-year college or university to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. The field of criminal justice encompasses law enforcement, investigations, court and administrative services, corrections, private security and juvenile justice. Each area requires individuals who can speak and write well and who can work well with colleagues and the community. The individuals need to be skilled in management, investigative techniques, analysis of data and critical thinking, and methods and theories of social science. Students who choose this program will develop these abilities and will be prepared for successful careers in a variety of positions in federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as police, corrections, court officers, security officers, or a number of administrative positions.



Attending HCCC as a first-generation college student has been more than I could have asked for. Learning in such a diverse institution has helped me form long-term friendships while developing both academically and personally. More importantly, I am grateful for the opportunities the college has offered me. After completing my associates degree in Criminal Justice, I plan to continue my education and pursue a career that will bring change to my community.
Maria Sanchez
Criminal Justice AS Student
I began attending Hudson County Community College in September 2018, majoring in Criminal Justice. Having not attended school in almost seven years, I was a bit nervous about the experience. After attending my first criminal law course I knew immediately that I would come to appreciate the expertise and knowledge I would gain from this program. The CRJ program gave me the tools I needed that allowed me to graduate with honors.
Jabbar Feggins
Criminal Justice AS Graduate, 2020
I learned so much at HCCC and enjoyed every moment there. I majored in Criminal Justice and was fortunate enough to work with and learn from many faculty members. The professors are amazing and really demonstrate an unparalleled dedication to all of their students. They truly want every single one of their students to succeed and thrive and they do just that. My time at HCCC prepared me well for many of my future endeavors. After graduation, I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from New Jersey City University.  I am a full-time student at New York Law actively pursuing my J.D. degree. I will never forget my roots at HCCC and all of the faculty members that helped shape who I am today.
Anthony Geremonte
Criminal Justice AS Graduate, 2016




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