Study Criminal Justice Online at Monroe
- Finish your degree in four semesters
- Get the foundation courses you need for entry into the field
- Real-world focus and preparation for both traditional and nontraditional areas
- A wealth of internship opportunities
The associate degree empowers you – future law enforcement officers, social workers, 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!
Police Academy ScholarS (PASS) Program
Interested in policing and law enforcement? Check out Monroe's Police Academy ScholarS program (PASS). This two-year prep program meets for three-hour sessions over six semesters and includes physical training 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 front of a computer. You’ll get the chance to put your academic smarts to the test in the real world when you do an internship. And you’ll broaden your experiences – and your network – by joining a club or honor society connected with your field.
Recent internships have included
- The Osbourne Association
- Garito Manor
- New York City Department of Probation
- New York State Courts
- New York City Police Department
- City of White Plains Youth Bureau
- Court Navigation Program
- Office of Assembly Member Michael Blake
- Parkchester Department of Public Safety
- New Rochelle Boys and Girls Club
- Westchester Department of Probation
- Office of Congressman Serrano
- Legal Aid
- Harlem Children’s Zone
- Compassionate Care Hospice
Clubs and honor societies further your skills and can be excellent networking opportunities.
- Alpha Phi Sigma, the Criminal Justice Honor Society
- The Law Society
- The Criminal Justice Club (Bronx and New Rochelle Campuses)
- The Debate Club
- PASS (Police Academy ScholarS Program)
Your Future Career in Criminal Justice
Popular jobs for our graduates with an Associate of Criminal Justice Degree include:
- Police Officer - Defend and protect people; arrest individuals accused of breaking the law; respond to emergencies; document any action taken.
- State Trooper - Ensure drivers are following vehicular laws; direct traffic, issue citations, arrest criminals, assist injured motorists.
- Undercover Investigator - Secretly infiltrate employee groups and gather information about theft, illegal drugs, production problems, and other issues.
- Security Manager - Protect the safety of employees, facilities, and the assets of an organization and establish policies to prevent/ address fire, bomb threats, medical emergencies, and intrusions.
- Correctional Counselor - Help incarcerated inmates develop relapse prevention plans.
- Corrections Officer - Ensure prison inmates obey the rules. Know their whereabouts. Search inmates for contraband. Settle disputes.
- Probation Officer - Maintain a case folder of offenders. Inform them of requirements of conditional release, such as office visits, restitution payments, or educational and employment stipulations.
- Criminal Court Officer - Maintain security within a courtroom; inspect the premises for contraband; escort prisoners and jury members to and from their holding rooms; intervene in case of disruption.
- Juvenile Counselor - Supervise children and young adults who have been sentenced to incarceration in a juvenile justice facility or who are awaiting trial.
- Detention Facility Coordinator - Responsible for the daily safe and secure operation of the detention facility, including handling of prisoners.
Professor, Criminal Justice, and PASS Instructor
|Fall (Sept - Dec)||August 31|
|Winter (January - April)||December 31|
International applicants are encouraged to apply three months before the start dates.