Police Science


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.


Program Details

Campus: North

Pre-Admission Recommendations:
Sworn police officer affiliated with a NYS certified law enforcement agency (or a student that is accepted and succesfully completes the Police Basic Certificate); and 24 semester credit hours of collegiate instruction with Quality Point Average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 system. Not recommended for students just out of high school (or 18 YOA) because of age requirements for police basic certificate and taking civil service police exams.

For more information:
Joseph Strano, North Campus
Room B714B
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 270-5373