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Correction Administration

Program Codes: CJC.AS
Associate in Science Degree

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Our rigorous Criminal Justice-Corrections program is highly regarded throughout the tristate area. Criminal Justice-Corrections, the study and application of correction’s management and systems, is studied by those preparing to be corrections officers and others looking to advance their careers within the corrections system. Our graduates go on to work in federal, state and county prisons, probation, law, research design, human services, and other rewarding fields.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Program will be able to:

  • Discuss the institutional and legal processes of the correctional system in a constitutionally protected arena.
  • Analyze important legal and ethical dilemmas in corrections management.
  • Summarize key issues in correctional institutions and correctional management philosophies.
  • Analyze the ongoing problems in correctional institutions, evaluating alternative suggestions for effective reform.
  • Use appropriate tools of research & analysis to produce effective written/oral communication about concepts & issues in criminal justice.
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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion. Courses may have prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.



Choose one math course designated in the course descriptions as General Education (GE MST).

MAT-123 - Statistics I is recommended.



Take a 3-Credit Police Science Elective


A 3-credit General Education Lab Science is required.  Students may choose to take a 4-credit GE lab science elective in consultation with an academic advisor.  Choose one 3-credit lab science course designated in the course descriptions as General Education (GE MST).

SCI-206 - Introduction to Forensic Science is recommended.






Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

Total Credits 60

Contact Information

History and Social Sciences

Contact Name: Timothy Hack, department chair 
Contact Phone: 732.906.2590
Contact Email: HSS@middlesexcc.edu 
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/history-social-science/

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