BCC: Criminal Justice Transfer Advising Guide

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Criminal Justice (A.S.) from Brookdale Community College to Criminal Justice (B.A.) at Rider University 

Criminal Justice Program, Corrections Option A.S.
Criminal Justice B.A. (120 Credits)
CRJU   101    Introduction to Criminal Justice System 3 Free Elective Credit Ʊ 3
Career Studies Credits   Suggest:
CRJU   151    Introduction to Criminology
3 CMP   120     Expository Writing 3
ENGL  121    English Composition: The Writing Process 3 Free Elective Ʊ 3
Social Science Credits   Suggest:
SOCI    101    Principles of Sociology (SS)
3/4 MTH   1XX   Elective 3
Mathematics 2   Suggest:
MATH  136    Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
3/4 HIS      150    World History to 1500 4
  15/17   16
Career Studies Credits   Suggest:
CRJU    237    Homeland Security &
CRJU    229    Criminal Due Process
3/4 MKT   200    Marketing Principles 3
ENGL   122    English Composition: Writing & Research 3 Mathematics or Science Ʊ
MTH   1XX   Elective
Math or Science or Tech. Competency   Suggest:
COMP  129     Ethical Dimensions, Tech. & Info Lit.
3 CMP   125     Research Writing 3
General Education Credits 1   Suggest:
POLI     115     State County & Local Government (SS)
3/4 Free Elective Ʊ 3
  15/17   15
Career Studies Credits : Suggest:
CRJU    125    Police Role in Community OR
CRJU    127    Introduction to Corrections
CRJU    226    Criminal Law
3 MGT   201    Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behavior 3
Humanities Credits   Suggest:
PHIL     227    Introduction to Ethics (E)
3 COM    290    Professional & Strategic Speech 3
Science w Lab Credits 2 4 PHL     115     Ethics 4
Elective Credits   Suggest: 
SOCI     216    Sociology of Minorities
3 HIS      151     World History since 1500 3
  16   16
Career Studies Credits   Suggest:
CRJU    204     Forensic Investigation
3 MSD   200    Statistical Methods I 3
Humanities or Social Sciences Credits:   Suggest:
SOCI     202     Analysis of Social Problems (SS)
3 Global/Cultural Liberal Arts Elective Ʊ 3
General Education Credits   Suggest:
SPCH    115     Public Speaking
3 Science (with Lab) Credits: Ʊ
BIO  1XX    Biology Elective
CHE 1XX    Chemistry Elective
ENV 1XX    Environmental Elective
Elective Credits: Suggest: (pre-req. for PSYC-217 below)
PSYC    105      Introduction to Psychology  OR
PSYC    106      Introduction to Psychology II
3 Elective Credit Ʊ
CIS     185    Information Systems Essentials
Elective Credits   Suggest:
PSYC    217     Social Psychology
3 Free Elective Credit Ʊ
ACC   210     Introduction to Accounting
  15   12
TOTAL 61/65 TOTAL 59/60

Rider Course Option:
PHL-115, Ethics
SOC-207  Race & Ethnic Relations

PHL-115, Ethics
SOC-207  Race & Ethnic Relations

Following completion of 30 credits and the Rider Intent to Enroll Form and while a student at Brookdale; students have the option to take a course at Rider that counts toward the Rider degree.  See Brookdale or Rider Transfer & Advising Representatives.  Contact information listed below.

Brookdale Sequence Notes:
*POLI 105 or POLI 115 strongly recommended.
(1) One course is recommended from the Cultural & Global Awareness knowledge area.
(2) A minimum of 9 credits are required from the Mathematics, Sciences or Technological Competency categories.
The Transfer Advising Guide is a recommended plan of study.  Additional courses are transferrable as outlined on NJ Transfer for this major with the approval of a Rider University Advisor.

Rider University Footnotes:
Ʊ Students have a number of options to satisfy this requirement; courses will be evaluated on an individual basis.
For transfer credit Brookdale students must have a “C” or higher in all courses.
Criminal Justice students must take 7, 300 + level courses for the Major.  Please note the requirements of 7 courses do not include any course that may transfer into Rider as a 300 level course.
Brookdale students interested in the College of Continuing Studies (CCS) at Rider should contact that division directly.

Requirements are subject to change. This Advising Guide is best used in consultation with an advisor.


Course Number Rider University Course Name or Core Area Credits Notes* (if course can be taken at Bucks, indicate course number)
Brookdale students need to complete 120 credits for the Bachelor’s degree.
Rider University requires students to take 7 – 300+ level Criminal Justice courses for the Major.  Please note the requirement of 7 courses does not include any course that may transfer in to Rider as a 300 level course.    

The Brookdale Community College student may transfer up to 60 credits to Rider University. 

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Ann Tickner Jankowski
Director, Transfer Resources/Articulation​

Brookdale Community College
[email protected]


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Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
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Fall 2019 Travel Schedule

Date Time School
Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Middlesex County College
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Brookdale Community College
Wednesday, October 2, 2019