Criminal Justice
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Program Description

Programs to meet society's criminal justice needs have grown within the past decade. Simultaneously, the demand for professionals to work in corrections, probation, crime prevention, and court work has skyrocketed.


The Criminal Justice Program has been designed to provide a broad education with emphasis in criminal law, the dynamics of crime and society, government, the social sciences and liberal arts/humanities. The program is structured so that students may opt to take a reduced academic course load, to transfer into the Law Enforcement Associate in Applied Science degree program, or to transfer to a four-year college/university.



Criminal Justice courses comprise approximately 34 percent of the curriculum's required courses, whereas the remaining 66 percent of coursework is taken in the liberal arts/humanities and the social sciences. The concentration is in the liberal arts/humanities and social sciences, and affords students tremendous flexibility in terms of future career choices or further study.



Graduates of this program may enter such fields as corrections, probation, crime prevention, criminal justice planning and court work; or they may transfer and pursue a Bachelor of Science degree at a four-year college or university.


Degree: Associate in Science
Hegis: 5505
Curriculum Code: 0641.BCJ
Campus Location: City, North, South and Distance
Business & Public Service Division

Available at:
City, North, South and Distance

Pre-Admission Recommendations:
4 Years English
2 Years Math
2 Years Natural Science
2 Years Social Science

Career Opportunities/Further Education:
Law Enforcement Agencies
Corrections Facilities
or Transfer to a Four-Year Program


Did You Know?

A significant number of courses have been renumbered as part of the State University of New York's policies which promote student mobility, through transfer of academic credit, to other SUNY institutions. All courses should be numbered at the 100-200 levels. The Listing Reference contains both the old and new numbers which should aid students in their choice of courses.


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