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Program Overview

Designed for working professionals in the criminal justice fields, as well as career changers who seek a position in the criminal justice field, Rider’s B.A. in Criminal Justice program for Continuing Education students lets students gain the skills and credentials to advance – while balancing both their career and family life.

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum is designed to provide a seamless transition from an Associate degree. Students can transfer up to 72 credits from a two-year institution (or 90 credits maximum). Students can also earn college credit for knowledge acquired through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

With a Criminal Justice degree from Rider you will:

  • Explore the underlying social causes of criminal behavior
  • Analyze how justice is administered
  • Evaluate evidence-based policies and strategies designed to enhance public safety
  • Learn how to assess the effectiveness of laws and law enforcement approaches
  • Develop the essential skills needed to succeed in the criminal justice field

Program Highlights

  • Choose from convenient evening courses (on campus) and select online offerings
  • Extensive advisement and academic support for working adults
  • Transfer up to 90 credits toward the 120-credit degree program
  • Earn college credit for what you know with our Prior Learning Assessment program
  • Tailor courses to meet to your professional goals
  • Take advantage of Rider’s special tuition, and scholarship and grant support

Admission Requirements

Official transcripts from all institutions attended with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA