Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2022-23 Academic Catalog Program: Criminal Justice Transfer CRJT.AS Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Criminal Justice Transfer CRJT.AS

A criminal justice program is offered primarily for students desiring to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. In addition, students desiring a pre-law school course of study will find the Criminal Justice Program most advantageous as the case method of study is employed wherever possible. There is opportunity for in-service police officers who are desirous of improving their knowledge and abilities through study of specific police science courses and various general education subjects.

The objective of this two-year program is to familiarize the student with legal, technical and practical aspects of law enforcement procedures. The ever-increasing crime rate, changing social order, changes in the criminal laws and major court decisions are all factors that have made the law enforcement officer’s role one of extreme importance and ever-increasing complexity in modern society. Toward this end, the student will be provided with a strong background in the basic administration of justice as well as a general knowledge of the constitutional safe-guards as afforded in the Bill of Rights. This program also includes study in the social science area and a general choice of electives.

For future employment with a government law enforcement agency, students must undergo Criminal Offender Record Information check or other check. Depending on the findings, the student may or may not be employed.

This program option is designed specifically for students who wish to transfer to a 4-year college or University for further study in Criminal Justice.  This curriculum meets the requirements for the MassTransfer A2B Pathway in Criminal Justice.  (For more information about MassTransfer benefits, please visit

Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Criminal Justice will be awarded.

(CRJT.AS) Curriculum

Semester 1

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
FYE-101 - First Year Experience 1 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition 1 3 credits
CRJ-101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 credits
PHL-120 - Critical Thinking 3 credits
SOC-101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
MAT-115 - Statistics 3 credits

Total: 16 credits

Semester 2

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG-102 - English Composition 2 3 credits
EL-SCIL - General Lab Science Elective 4 credits
PSY-101 - General Psychology 3 credits
CRJ-110 - Policing 3 credits
CRJ-150 - Procedural Law 3 credits

Total: 16 credits

Semester 3

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG-104 - Technical Report Writing 3 credits
CRJ-120 - Criminology 3 credits
CRJ-130 - Criminal Evidence 3 credits
CRJ-200 - Criminal Law 1 3 credits
EL-HIS/PSC - History/Political Science Elective 3 credits

Total: 15 credits

Semester 4

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
CRJ-210 - Criminal Investigation 3 credits
CRJ-215 - Introduction to Corrections 3 credits
CRJ-201 - Criminal Law 2 3 credits
PHL-220 - Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 credits
EL-SCI - General Science Elective 3 credits

Total: 15 credits

Total (CRJT.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 62

Program Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Josh Carreiro Professor/Social and Behavioral Sciences Department Chair 17/237 413-755-4631
Seth Dupuis Associate Professor/Curriculum Coordinator 17/225 413-755-4411
John Diffley Professor 17/241 413-755-4627