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Examine the causes and patterns of crime and criminal behavior. Investigate the ways criminal justice institutions respond in attempting to solve social problems. Start or complete your bachelor's degree in criminal justice through the Continuing Education Division at Curry College.
Advance Your Career
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance in your current career, chart a new career direction or pursue your particular interest in areas such as law enforcement, criminal rehabilitation and community and social service. In classes with busy, working adults just like yourself, you'll explore key subject areas such as criminal law and procedure, criminology, policing, corrections, ethics, law enforcement, crime deterrence, and deviance and social control. You'll improve your skills in critical thinking, problem solving, presentation and communication as you apply theory to practice and acquire the academic foundation for future graduate work.
Set Your Own Pace
The time required to complete your degree depends on the number of courses you take each term, which you can determine according to your personal and professional responsibilities. With new courses beginning at Curry every eight weeks, your progress can be as fast or as flexible as you choose.
Take the Fast Track
Curry helps you fast-track your degree completion by offering:
- Transfer credit for courses completed at other colleges - with no time limit on transfer credits, including science courses. At least 30 credits must be completed at Curry College to earn a degree.
- College credit for a passing score on CLEP, DANTES or Regents examinations.
Talk With a Curry College Advisor
You'll want to talk with one of our experienced advisors for information about courses, schedules, transfer credits, admission requirements, financial assistance and help with developing an educational plan that meets your needs. Contact the Curry continuing education office nearest you to make an appointment or request more information.
Apply to the continuing education bachelor's degree program in criminal justice whenever you're ready. Curry has no application fee. You can enroll in most continuing education courses while you're compiling the application materials. Once complete, we will promptly review your materials and mail an acceptance letter to you. If you apply for financial aid, Curry's Student Financial Services Office will notify you after you are accepted about eligibility for a financial aid award.
On May 12, students, faculty and staff from the Curry College Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program teamed up with Grandmothers against Gun Violence Cape Cod to tackle important questions during the "New Directions in Violence Prevention" Conference, hosted on the Curry campus. Read more...
During his 28-year career with the Boston Police Department, Linskey was recognized for helping decrease violent crime in the city and also boosting public trust in the department. Recently, Linskey made his way back to his alma mater, Curry College, to speak at the "New Directions in Violence Prevention" Conference. Read more...
"I just said that's it, I have to make a commitment. I got to a point where my kids were getting older; they were going to be headed to college. I wanted to set an example for them to show them how important education is. I just decided to dive in and I went back full time." Read more.
Scott Richards '12 had a laser focus once he decided to pursue a career with Homeland Security Investigations, formerly known as U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He served in the Coast Guard right after high school, but ultimately was inspired by an ICE special agent he met on the job. Read more.
Curry College and Massasoit Community College have an articulation agreement that offers a 2 + 2 Transfer Agreement between Massasoit Community College's Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and Curry College's Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Criminal Justice.