Rowan College at Gloucester County

Law Enforcement (A.A.S.)


This program offers a broad professional education toward careers in law enforcement and criminal justice. Career-related subjects are balanced with compatible supportive courses to offer a thorough preparation for — and advanced study in — the judicial system, police, corrections, security and related fields.

Program Goals

Students who have completed the program will demonstrate the ability and skill to:

  • Describe the criminal justice system

  • Explain crime and criminological theories

  • Describe policing models and practices

  • Compose investigative reports

  • Practice methods of investigative analysis


Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, High School Equivalency (HSE) recipients or those who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from students in other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

Program Classes

Students can download the Program Requirements to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.


The RCGC Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Class Schedule Listing shows the availability of classes for each semester.

Program Advisor
Current students please visit to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Future students please visit to learn more about how to get started.
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Download Program Requirements


Transfer Opportunities

Through the College’s new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities —​ immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree. 

​In addition, the College maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university of their choice.

Some students in this program have transferred to the following four-year universities:

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • Rutgers University​

  • Temple University

  • Widener University

Students should visit the Career and Academic Planning (CAP) Center to discuss transfer options.​

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this program will qualify for employment as:

  • Police officers

  • State troopers

  • Detectives and criminal investigators

  • FBI agents

  • Customs agents

U.S. News & World Report rates jobs in the legal field in U.S. News' 100 Best​ Jobs.

Students should visit the CAP Center to discuss career options.

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.