Criminal Justice

Enroll in the Bucks County Community College Criminal Justice program to complete the first two years of your Bachelor's degree.  Bucks has a transfer agreement with Temple University that guarantees admission if you maintain a C (2.0) average or better.  The College also has transfer agreements with most four-year Criminal Justice programs in the eastern United States.

Today, most police departments are requiring their new recruits to have an AA degree or to have completed 60 credits.  If you are a practicing law enforcement professional, i.e. police officer, correctional officer, administrator, an associate degree from Bucks will help you advance in your profession.

With a four year degree in Criminal Justice, you will be well-prepared for a challenging career in homeland security, criminal investigation, corrections (parole & probation officers), criminology, court administration, police service, or to continue your studies in law school.

Bucks Criminal Justice faculty include police officers, probation officers, defense lawyers and others who will advise you with the benefit of first-hand experience.

Bucks Criminal Justice is unique among community college programs: at Bucks, you design a program to focus on your future plans, with your choice among electives including three offered at few other community colleges:

  • Terrorism
  • Psychology for the Law Enforcement Officer
  • Constitutional Law for the Law Enforcement Officer

Additional electives include:

  • Crimes in U.S. Business
  • Criminal Evidence
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Outlaw Gangs & Organized Crime
  • Police Organization and Administration
  • Probation and Parole

View course descriptions.

View list of required courses.

You may also be interested in the Bucks Paralegal Studies occupational major or Paralegal Certificate program.