Advance your career in America’s justice system

Today’s challenges are complex and reach deep into society.
Help keep your neighborhood, community and country safe with a degree in Criminal Justice. NSCC’s Criminal Justice program and faculty prepare you for an entry-level career in the criminal justice system, or can advance your education if you’re already employed in the field. Explore 21st century challenges, including juvenile criminal justice, police and society, and human psychology.

4 Semesters

Estimated degree completion time.

Complete faster with winter intersession and summer classes

Transfer opportunities

Choose this track if you’re pursuing your bachelor’s degree.

Transfer Pathway

Direct entry to the workforce

Choose this track if you’re pursuing your career path now.

Career Pathway


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Next Steps

Achievement and Outcomes

Learner Outcomes

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Get in touch

If you have questions related to Admissions or completing NSCC's Application, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising-related questions, please contact or call 781-477-2215.

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For the eleventh consecutive year, NSCC has received designation as a Military Friendly® School.

The designation honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. Military Friendly® ratings and resources provide service members and their families with the information they need to make decisions about civilian careers and education opportunities.


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North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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