Students are taught by professionals who have spent a significant amount of time as practitioners in the field. They learn field basics and the rules of criminal procedure and criminal law. Students begin to learn about specialty fields from juvenile justice to corrections operations to police-community relations in justice and the community.

This program can be completed entirely online!

Curriculum Abbreviations

  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course

First Year

Fall Semester
CRMJ 101CIntroduction to the Criminal Justice System1303
CRMJ 121CCriminal Procedure1404
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
IST 102CPC Applications303
PSYC 105CIntroduction to Psychology303
Spring Semester
CRMJ 123CCriminal Law1404
CRMJ 210CJuvenile Justice Administration1303
ENGL 120MC/COMM 120MCCommunication or   
ENGL xxxCEnglish elective3-403
PHIL 242CContemporary Ethical Issues303
SOCI 105CIntroduction to Sociology303

Second Year

Fall Semester
CRMJ 150CCriminology1303
CRMJ 205CPolice Operations1303
CRMJ 215CCorrections Operations1303
MATH 120CQuantitative Reasoning2404
PSYC 205CCrisis Intervention303
Spring Semester
BIOL 120CHuman Biology   
BIOL 159CPersonal Nutrition324
CRMJ 225CDrug Abuse and the Law1303
CRMJ 230CJustice and the Community1303
CRMJ 270CCriminal Justice Internship1,3 or093
CRMJ 275CSenior Project1,3303
Total Credits62

1Indicates major field course

2Students must complete MATH 120C to graduate. Depending on results of placement testing, students may be required to complete MATH 092C prior to MATH 120C (MATH 092C with a C or higher, or the high school equivalent with a C or higher, is the prerequisite for MATH 120C)

3CRMJ 270C/275C may be taken either Fall or Spring semester of senior year.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate theoretical frameworks and application of decision-making in criminal justice.
  • Critique police and community interactions and predict response/reactions.
  • Deconstruct approaches to substance abuse enforcements.
  • Discuss specialized fields within the criminal justice system.


Background checks are completed by potential employers prior to obtaining any position with arrest or detention powers and typically before being accepted for an internship. Applicants who have been in difficulty with the law may not be employable or eligible for an internship. Because future goals may be compromised, applicants are advised to discuss any concerns with the department chair.


  • CASA of New Hampshire
  • DCYF Juvenile Services
  • Merrimack County Attorney’s Office
  • Merrimack County Juvenile Diversion
  • N.H. Department of Corrections
  • N.H. Division of Children Youth and Families
  • N.H. Fish and Game Department
  • N.H. Prison for Women
  • N.H. Public Defender’s Office
  • N.H. State Police
  • N.H. State Prison for Women
  • N.H. State Prison Volunteers
  • Tobey School
  • U.S. Probation Office
  • Victims Inc.

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