You want to make a difference with your life and have a deep desire to serve and help those in need above all else.
We are excited for you and can help you fulfill your goals to protect the greater good. Within the criminal justice field, you can pursue career options that are diverse, stable, and mentally stimulating.
At Harford Community College, we offer a criminal justice degree and legal studies concentration that can prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree.
No. of Credits:
Associate of Arts: 60
Associate of Applied Science: 60
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your criminal justice studies.
What kind of courses can I expect to take?
Develop a strong background in criminal justice and legal studies through required courses and electives like these at Harford:
Introduction to Corrections
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Police Community Relations
Police Organization and Administration
Principles of Criminal Law
Procedural Law and Evidence
What can I do when I complete this program?
With a degree in criminal justice at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree while expanding your knowledge in the study of criminal justice and legal studies.
Top Transfer Destinations
Coppin State University
University of Baltimore
University of Maryland
University of Maryland Global Campus
Crime Lab Analyst
Crime Scene Investigator
Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.
Who teaches this program?
At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.