Monroe’s associate degree in Criminal Justice is the foundation you need for entry-level positions in both traditional and non-traditional areas. That’s because the criminal justice system has three major components: law enforcement, the court system, and corrections. Choose to go into law enforcement or security, social services, counseling, administration, or court management.
Classes online, on campus, or a combination of both
The associate degree empowers you -- future law enforcement officers, corrections officers, social workers, legal professionals, and emergency responders -- to solve real-life, on-the-job problems. Learn the issues and realities of today’s criminal justice system while building the structure for your career in the field. After all, your training ground is New York City. You can’t do better than that!
Interested in policing and law enforcement? Check out Monroe's Police Academy ScholarS program (PASS). This 18-month prep program for policy academy candidacy includes physical training, classroom instruction, and off-campus trips.
Examine basic ethics and crime scene procedures like documenting and preserving evidence, interviewing witnesses, and developing an investigative plan. Learn follow-up procedures, the limitations of the crime lab, and identification practices.
At Monroe, you’re not going to just sit in a classroom. You’ll get the chance to put your academic smarts to the test in the real world through experiential learning. And you’ll broaden your experiences and your network by joining a club or honor society connected with your field.
Clubs and honor societies further your skills and can be excellent networking opportunities.
Alpha Phi Sigma, the Criminal Justice Honor Society
PASS (the Policy Academy ScholarS Program)
The Law Society
The Criminal Justice Club
The Civics Engagement & Debate Club
Your Future Career in Criminal Justice
Popular jobs for our graduates with an Associate of Criminal Justice Degree include: