Police Science
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Program Description

The Police Science Degree Program at ECC has been designed to provide students interested in pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice with the opportunity to attend the Police Academy as part of their program studies. The first year or 34 credit hours of study is intended to provide the student with a foundation in criminal justice, English and social science courses that will smooth their transition into the specialized courses given in the second-year Academy program (Police Basic Training Course).

Students can then go on to pursue their careers with a law enforcement agency or elsewhere in the criminal justice system. Graduates of this program are not restricted to a career with a law enforcement agency. They also have the option to transfer their credits and pursue a four-year Bachelor of Science degree at another college or university.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Hegis: 5505
Curriculum Code: 2080 PLS
Campus Location(s): North
(First year of courses can be taken at any campus)
Business & Public Service Division

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Pre-Admission Recommendations:
Sworn Police Officer Affiliated with a NYS Certified Law Enforcement Agency, 30 semester credit hours of collegiate instruction with quality point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 system

Career Opportunities/Further Education:
Law Enforcement Agencies
Correctional Facilities
Campus and Industrial Security
Graduates also receive certification from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services which certifies the student to attend an abbreviated police equivalency course (six week course) if hired by a police agency.


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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