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Curry College continuing education students in class representing the criminal justice degree program at Curry College

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education logoQuinn Bill Certified: Curry College Criminal Justice programs are Police Career Incentive Pay Program (PCIPP) certified by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. The PCIPP Program, also known as the Quinn Bill, was enacted by the Massachusetts Legislature to encourage police officers to earn degrees in law enforcement and criminal justice. It provides educational incentives for regular full-time officers in participating cities and towns through salary increases.

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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.

Flexible Schedule – Hyflex Learning

Our new Hyflex Schedule means it’s your choice, every week – attend class in-person, or online by ZOOM– even change your mind from week to week. Benefit from the support Curry is known for, in a format that’s better than hybrid – it’s truly your choice.

Courses begin every eight weeks

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.

Curry Everywhere!

Choose the location that fits your schedule or jump around if you prefer… your choice!

Make the most of your transfer credits and work experience

Curry helps you fast-track your degree completion by offering:

  • Transfer credits 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.

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Degree Requirements and Schedules

Part-time or Full-time - you choose the pace that's right for you

The Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies offers 8-week terms. Our evening and online schedules provide you the opportunity to pursue your education while managing life's responsibilities.

Part-Time
Carrying a part-time schedule, you can complete up to 6 courses a year by carrying one course each term.

Full-Time
Attend full-time by carrying a part-time course load.  How?  By enrolling in 2 courses every 8 weeks, you will complete a full-time course load on a part-time basis.

YOU CHOOSE...

Schedules, Courses, Registration & Tuition

Join us to learn more about degree and non-degree programs and classes available through the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies.

Continuing Education Degree Completion Programs and Transfer Credit Options:

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. - Register

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. - Register

MBA Program:

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 @ 5:30 p.m. - Register

Thursday, October 27, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m. - Register

RN-BS in Nursing:

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 @ 4:30 p.m. - Register

ACCEL Nursing (Accelerated 2nd Bachelor's):

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m. - Register

Master of Science in Nursing:

Thursday, November 3, 2022 @ 5:30 p.m. - Register

Connect with an Advisor

There's no need to wait for us to schedule an information session. Our knowledgeable advisors are available to meet with you via Zoom or phone to answer your questions. Get started on your way to earning your degree!

Schedule a one-on-one appointment now

Or even better, connect with an advisor by calling the campus of your choice:

Milton: 617-333-2364
Plymouth: 508-747-2424

Grade Requirements for Criminal Justice Majors
Students who major in Criminal Justice must achieve a grade of C- or above in all core courses in the major. If a student receives a lower grade than a C-, that student will need to repeat the course.

Prerequisite:

CJ 1000 Intro to Criminal Justice Systems
and the Administration of Justice
3


Core Requirements:

CJ 2000 Criminology 3
CJ 2020 Criminal Law 3
CJ 2030 Criminal Procedure 3
CJ 2100 Corrections 3
CJ 2212 Policing 3
CJ/SOC 2350 Human Diversity in Criminal Justice 3
CJ/SOC 2600 Methods in Social Research 3
CJ 3300 Justice and Human Rights Advocacy 3
CJ 3900 Capstone Seminar: Criminal Justice 3


Criminal Justice Electives:

Six credits, one each at the 2000- and 3000-level
(May also be used to fill a concentration)
6
CJ Requirements Total: 33


Requirements in Related Areas:

MATH 1150 Statistics I 3
or
CJ/SOC 1140 Quantitative Data Analysis
for the Social Sciences
3


Related requirements outside of the Criminal Justice Major:
Two related requirements (six credits) outside the major; may also be used to fulfill a concentration. The six credits must be from two different academic disciplines except for foreign language sequences. Students who, in addition to the Criminal Justice major, are also a major or minor in another discipline are exempt from Criminal Justice Related Requirements.

AC 2010 Identity Theft
BLKS/SOC 2000 Contemporary Black Worlds
BLKS/P&H 2330 African-American History
BLKS/P&H 2450 Introduction to African-American Cultures
BLKS/HW 3050 Race, Class, Gender, and Health
BUS 2610 Crisis Management
COM 2010 Public Speaking
COM 2020 Intercultural Communication
COM 2100 Managerial Communication
COM 2112 Conflict Management
COM 2230 Writing for Communication
ED 2455 Programming for Positive Youth Development
FSC 1700 Forensic Photography
FSC 2700 Intro to Forensic Science
IT 2216 Network Security
P&H 2310 American Constitutional Law
PRS 2210 Ethics
PRS 2470 Social and Political Philosophy
PSY 2100 Adolescent Psychology
PSY 2125 Substance Use Counseling
PSY 2200 Behavior Disorders in Children
PSY 2250 Family Life
PSY 2300 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 2310 Psychology of Criminal Behavior
PSY 2320 Psychology and the Law
PSY 2330 Drugs and Behavior
PSY 3130 Brain and Behavior
PSY 3200 Stress, Coping, and Adaptation
PSY 3210 Stereotypes and Prejudice
PSY 3260 Psychology of Violence and Terror
SOC 2050 Social Problems
SOC 2200 Race and Ethnicity
SOC/SWK 2420 Working with Groups
SOC 2470 Sex, Gender & Sexuality
SOC 2760 Wealth, Poverty, and Social Class
SOC 2490 Grassroots: Organizing, Leadership and Change
SOC 2510 Social Movements
SOC/SWK 3390 Crisis Intervention
SOC/BLKS 3600 Chocolate Cities
SPE 2600 Introduction to Special Education
SWK 2310 Introduction to Social Work
SWK 2410 Working with Individuals
SWK 3000 Advocacy in Social Work Practice:
Community Organization, Management and Policy
____________ Any foreign language course

Please note, some of the above courses may have a prerequisite.

Median Usual Weekly Earnings by Education - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Value of a Bachelor's Degree

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data from 2020, individuals with a bachelor's degree earn 40% more per week than those with an Associate's degree.

Angela Ricard '19 and family

Angela Ricard '19, Making a Difference for Moms

“I learned just how important having your degree is. The skills you learn are things employers seek. You learn to be committed to a goal, to research solutions, to meet deadlines. And after I had my family, I knew I wanted to set a good example for my children.”

Read Angela's Story

Scott Richards '12, Homeland Security Investigations

After completing his internship and earning his bachelor's degree with a major in criminal justice, Scott advanced onto ICE Academy training to become a special agent. As of 2013, he has since been hired as a special agent for Homeland Security Investigations with the Narcotics group.

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Tuition Competitively Priced with No Fees

Finishing your degree is more affordable than ever with Curry College. We are committed to supporting the educational goals of our students by offering a reduced tuition rate for the 2021-2022 academic year of just $375 per credit with no fees. This rate is comparable with state colleges and universities. Save more and benefit from small classes and the 1-on-1 student support from faculty and staff.  Connect with your Program Advisor to get one-step closer to your goals.

Take the next step

We're excited you're considering one of our outstanding Curry College continuing education programs and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.