This certificate program examines the structural, psychological, and social factors that contribute to social problems endemic in the criminal justice system. Five courses, designed for students planning to enter or continue working in the criminal justice system, explore topics such as domestic violence, community violence, and racial discrimination through the lens of social justice. The program aims to inspire critical thinking that will promote greater equality within the criminal justice system.
(Fall & Spring Semester Courses Only)
* Based on completing all courses during the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Tuition costs generally increase each year. Total cost will be higher if courses are taken across years.
Complete all of the following courses:
|ADCJ 1001||Introduction to Criminology|
|ADSO 1365||Law and Society|
|ADCJ 3001||Criminal Justice|
Complete 2 of the following courses:
|ADSO 1151||Class, Power and Social Change|
|ADSO 1130||Deviance and Social Control|
|ADCJ XXXX||Social Psychology|
|ADLA 1390||Psychology and Law|
|ADCJ XXXX||Crime and Correction|
|ADSO XXXX||Drugs and Society|
|ADSO XXXX||Race, Gender, and Violence|
|ADLA XXXX||Law and Morality|
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Please mail application materials to:
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
In 500-750 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.
Application fee: $45