Quinsigamond Community College is authorized by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE) to offer an Associates of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Coursework for this degree is “Quinn Bill” approved by the BHE. The Criminal Justice Program is committed to providing students with a quality education. The role of the faculty is to assist the students as they gain an appreciation of their role as criminal justice professionals and as contributing members of society. The Criminal Justice curriculum will provide students with an understanding of the discipline as it currently exists and as it is envisioned to be in the future. The Criminal Justice student will be able to apply their knowledge, skills and abilities in a marketplace that must respond to the evolving nature of criminal justice and society. The Criminal Justice Program has developed a regional reputation for excellence. The Criminal Justice Program at QCC is Quinn Bill approved through the Board of Higher Education.
- The CJ program boasts one of the largest enrollments in Central Massachusetts with experts in the field of law, law enforcement, police administration, criminology, corrections, terrorism, and forensic science.
- A recent addition includes the “Computer Forensic Certificate” which addresses topics such as: computer crime, identity theft, and other state of the art technology crimes.
- Recruiters from various agencies around the country contact the program on a regular basis.
- Students receive real world experience by participating in prison tours, internships, and regional conferences.
- Police Officer
- Airline Security
- Customs Patrol Officer
- Security Consultant
- Loss Prevention
- Crime Lab Analysis
- Border Patrol
- Narcotics Investigator
- Private Investigation
- Probation/Parole Officer
- Family/Child Services
- Correctional Officer
- Game Warden
- Military Intelligence
- Victim Services Specialist
- Substance Abuse Counselor
Applicants to the Criminal Justice program must meet specific admission requirements. These include three years of high school English with at least a “C” average or equivalent.
Response to Terrorism (or another Elective
from CRJ or Liberal Arts)
Introduction to Criminal Justice
English Composition & Literature I
Introduction to Psychology
English Composition and Literature II
Technologies in Criminal Justice
United States Government
The Dynamics of Racial and Ethnic Relations
Juvenile Delinquency & the Juvenile Justice System
Evidence & Court Procedure
Theories in Criminology
State & Local Government
Man and Morality: An Introduction to Ethics
Program Elective from CRJ or Liberal Arts
Lab Science or Math (MAT 100 or above)