Description of the Program
Criminal Justice - Accelerated Program for Criminal Justice Professionals (APCJP)
Bachelor of Arts
Justice, Law & Security Website
Current or prior law enforcement officers with five years of experience in the criminal justice field will receive 48 advanced standing credits (15 based upon Act 120 Certification and 33 credits for work experience.) Most courses are offered in an 8-week accelerated format that is cohort based. Students may select from both on-line, classroom and blended courses. It is possible to graduate from the Accelerated Program with a BA in Criminal Justice and a minor in another academic field within four semesters and one summer session. The APCJP student will complete 72 academic credits at La Roche College. APCJP students with an associate degree and/or academic credit from other institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis. A student’s last thirty credits must be earned at La Roche College.
The following coursework is required for degree:
- 18 Credits of Criminal Justice Major Requirements
- 6 Credits of Criminal Justice Major Electives
- 9 Credits of Skills Components
- 36 Credits of CORE Curriculum courses
- 30 Credits of General Electives
Academic Core Courses -- 24 Credits Required:
APCJP students have been granted 16 credits for La Roche Experience (4) (W); Select Aesthetics (3) (W); Select Religion/Philosophy (3) (W); Select Literature (3) (W); and Select History (3) (W). The following core courses are required:
- ENGL1011 College Writing I
- ENGL1012 College Writing II
- MATH1010 College Algebra
- ISTC1005 Practical Computer Applications
- Select Science
- Select Social/Cultural Systems
- Community Integrative
- Global Integrative
Language Requirement – No Credits Required.
APCRP students do not have a modern language requirement but can take language courses as alternatives and may minor in Spanish.
General Electives - 15 Credits
APCJP students have been granted 11 credits (W) from the elective component based upon work experience and prior academic/training courses.
The elective requirement may be fulfilled through a minor or certificate program. Recommended programs are: Criminalistics, Modern Languages, Computer Science, Psychology, Sociology, Accounting, Pre Law, and Management.
Criminal Justice elective courses in excess of the required credit (6) may be taken and applied to the general elective component.
Criminal Justice Required Courses: 12 credits are granted for
- CRIM1001 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (A)
- CRIM2016 Police and Society (W)