Do you have an interest in criminal justice, police work or law enforcement support services? If so, a career in criminal justice may be the right choice for you. HACC’s Criminal Justice Program can put you on the path to a rewarding position in the field. This degree meets the curricular needs of students interested in transferring to one of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) schools so you will have a smooth transition from HACC. Our admissions counselors and department chair Mark Nelson can provide you the steps to enroll in to our two-year Criminal Justice program. Apply today!
What can I do with this in the workforce?
HACC’s Criminal Justice transfer degree program can put you on the path to a career in:
After graduating from our program and pursuing your bachelor’s degree at another school, you may work in municipal, state, federal or private agencies as a:
What is the average salary?
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What is HACC’s program like?
Our experienced professors will prepare you to:
To enroll in this program, you may need to submit Act 33 Child Abuse and/or Act 34 Pennsylvania State Police Criminal background checks.
What classes will I take?
Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?
Affordably YOURS, our two-year degree program is a flexible transfer program so you can transfer to a wide variety of four-year colleges and universities with no loss of credit. If your intended transfer school participates in Pennsylvania’s statewide college-credit transfer system, you will be able to begin your third year as a junior. Our programs also transfer well to schools outside of the statewide system. However, each individual college has its own unique program.
We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so you can take the proper classes at HACC.
Our transfer options for Criminal Justice students include:
|California University of Pennsylvania:||Criminal Justice into Justice Studies PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)
|Carlow College Online & Campus:||Criminal Justice PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)
|Franklin University Online:||Franklin University Bachelor Degrees (ONLINE) (pdf)
|Lincoln University:||Criminal Justice PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)
|Lock Haven University of PA:||Criminal Justice PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)
|Saint Francis University:||Criminal Justice PASSHE Statewide Articulation Agreement (pdf)
Where can I complete this program?
You can complete the entire Criminal Justice (PASSHE) program at the Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster and York campuses. You may also complete this program at the Lebanon Campus by taking some courses through Virtual Learning.
Does HACC offer scholarships?
Yes! We have approximately 200 scholarships available thanks to the HACC Foundation. The scholarships have differing eligibility requirements. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details.
When can I apply?
We offer classes in spring, summer and fall. You can enroll in to the College anytime by submitting your application on our website. When you submit your application, please be sure to include the specific program code 6051. This code will ensure you apply for the correct Criminal Justice program.
How can I learn more?
We are committed to YOUR success. For more information, please contact an admissions counselor or the interim department chair, Mark Nelson. We look forward to helping you enroll in our program and welcoming you to the HACC family.