Criminal Justice (Homeland Security Option) AS


The Hudson County Community College Criminal Justice Program offers an Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security Option.  Students can take courses at either campus and also 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, Corrections, and Homeland Security.  Homeland Security is an exciting and continually growing and changing field. A degree in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security Option will introduce students to a comprehensive program dealing with Homeland Security Issues including law enforcement and investigations, the fundamentals of emergency management, domestic and international terrorism, and an introduction to the intelligence function.

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 and or Homeland Security 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 Degree including the John Jay School of Criminal Justice, Montclair State University, and Stockton University to name a few.

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Criminal Justice - (Homeland Security) A.S


The Associate in Science in Criminal Justice option in Homeland Security prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate programs in Homeland Security or related fields. Graduates are also prepared to enter the workforce in private and governmental sectors including but not limited to border patrol, port security, customs and immigration, airport security and those dealing with domestic and international terrorism.



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 School, 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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Contact Information

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
71 Sip Avenue (Room L420)
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 360-4750
Fax: (201) 360-4753


Cathie Seidman
Professor and Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program and Homeland Security Option
(201) 360-4258