Criminal Justice is a highly specialized profession in which education has become important for continued career advancement. The Arts and Sciences Criminal Justice Concentration at Carroll is intended for students planning to transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program in a Criminal Justice discipline.
Our dedicated faculty have worked in various roles within the criminal justice field, bringing their real-life experiences to the classroom. Through comprehensive coursework, students become acquainted with technical skills and procedures, acquire knowledge of the administration and operation of criminal justice organizations, and are made aware of the many career opportunities available.
Carroll faculty members are scholars, researchers and distinguished leaders who are selected for their academic and industry credentials as well as for their teaching abilities.
William R. Bergan, Criminal Justice Program CoordinatorWilliam Bergan has more than thirty years’ experience in the Criminal Justice field. Starting as a Juvenile Correctional Officer, he then became a Municipal Police Officer upon graduating from the Pennsylvania State Police Municipal Academy. Later he was accepted to the Maryland State Police, where he handled calls for service and worked as a detective. After retiring at the rank of Lieutenant, Bergan took a position as chief of public safety at a community college. In 2013, he joined the faculty at Carroll Community College as a full-time faculty member. His many years of experience enable him to present a realistic view of the criminal justice system in an effort to help students best decide if a career in the field is right for them.
Carroll offers an exceptional education at an extraordinary value. In addition, the transfer agreements between Carroll and many regional 4-year institutions, such as Stevenson and Towson Universities (see Career & Transfer) include scholarships, degree completion incentives and other transfer incentives.
What does this program cost?
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice degree consists of four semesters of full-time
study. You can complete your Associate degree
for less than the cost of one year at a 4-year college or university.
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By consulting with an advisor and using
ARTSYS (artweb.usmd.edu), students can plan
a course of study that will transfer seamlessly to a Criminal Justice program
at a Bachelor’s degree-granting institution.
Students have sucessfully transitioned into
the following career paths—
Jobs related to the Criminal
Justice field have a median annual salary of $60,482.*
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Arts and Sciences Criminal Justice Concentration is intended for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. The courses provide students with a realistic view of the criminal justice field through practical application and hands-on experiences. Students become acquainted with technical skills and procedures, acquire knowledge of the administration and operation of criminal justice organizations, and are made aware of career opportunities.