JERSEY CITY, NJ  – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) students who receive an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice may transfer up to 60 credits towards a B.S. in Criminal Justice degree at NJCU thanks to an articulation agreement that was signed between the two academic institutions earlier this month.

“This new agreement will provide current HCCC students and graduates with a seamless pathway to transfer and complete a Bachelor of Science degree at NJCU. Further, it will guarantee that HCCC students, who meet certain criteria, have a reserved place in the NJCU Criminal Justice bachelor-degree program,” HCCC President Dr. Reber stated. “We are excited to again partner with NJCU and provide opportunities for the people of our community to advance in their education and prepare for economic-resilient careers.”

Under the terms of this new agreement HCCC students enter NJCU as fully matriculated students with junior-year standing. A minimum of 39 credits in Criminal Justice are taken at NJCU to complete the bachelor degree requirements.

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“Hudson County Community College has long been a valued partner of our university and both institutions share a similar educational mission in our community. This articulation agreement further strengthens our partnership,” NJCU President Dr. Henderson said. “Last year, transfers from HCCC received degrees in 24 different academic disciplines and our nationally-ranked Criminal Justice program was among the most sought-after degree. We look forward to continuing to welcome HCCC students to NJCU.”

An especially important feature of the new agreement provides HCCC students with access to NJCU financial aid counselors who will assist with early financial planning and furnish estimates of financial aid and scholarships that are useful in creating a four-year plan for completing the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree.

Individuals with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice are eligible for a wide variety of rewarding careers in law enforcement, the court systems, and corrections systems on the local, state and federal levels.