Criminal Justice - S080



  • Overview

    The mission of the Criminal Justice program is to foster a challenging environment that provides a solid knowledge base of the criminal justice system and a broad background in the liberal arts through quality instruction. The department will prepare students to undertake further collegiate studies at four-year institutions and will promote the development of professionals who possess a commitment to public service, ethical consciousness, and leadership abilities; equipping them to assume responsibility for the administration of the criminal justice system.

    Students graduating with an Associate Degree of Science in Criminal Justice from Holyoke Community College should:

    • Think critically about crime and the criminal justice system in an increasingly complex and diverse society.
    • Communicate effectively.
    • Demonstrate an awareness of issues of diversity, including but not limited to race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, social class, disability, and religious belief.
    • Develop both quantitative and qualitative skills and abilities to critically analyze crime and criminal justice issues.
    • Develop information and technological literacy.
    • Understand their ethical obligations in the field of criminal justice.


    • Degree
    • Online

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000