Criminal Justice A.A.

The Criminal Justice A.A. Degree Program is a comprehensive curriculum dealing with the broad field of criminal justice. Students will complete a course of study that gives them a strong foundation of knowledge about crime, crime causation and criminal justice institutions. Students will also take course in the various disciplines that make up the overall category of liberal arts: humanities, social sciences, mathematics and science.

The mission of the Criminal Justice A.A. Degree Program is to provide criminal justice majors with a broad-based educational experience that provides a core of general education and prepares them for transfer into criminal justice baccalaureate programs.

The Criminal Justice A.A. program will:

  • Assist students to develop a thorough understanding of the components of the criminal justice system and how they interact with each other.
  • Prepare students to apply analytical skills and substantive knowledge to specific criminal justice problems.
  • Prepare students to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare students for transfer to a four-year program in criminal justice or a related field.

Discipline Category Descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (60 credits)
 
English (6 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
ENG 102 Literature & Composition
 
Humanities (6 Credits)
COM 101 Public Speaking
-------->

The Arts, Foreign Language,
HIS121, HIS122, or HIS132
 
Criminal Justice (15 Credits)
CRI 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRI 201 Criminal Law
CRI 208 Corrections: Theory & Practice
CRI 207
CRI 210
Criminal Investigations  or
Police Operations
CRI 214 Ethics in Criminal Justice

 

College Success (3 Credits) 
FCS 101 Foundations for College Success

 

Social Science (6 Credits) 
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
 
History (6 Credits)
--------> American History Gen. Ed. Course
--------> Other World Civilizations  or
Western Civilization Gen. Ed. Course
 
Math (3 Credits)
--------> Any MAT course above 100
 
Science (4 Credits) 
--------> Any 4-credit natural science course with a lab
 
Free Electives (9 Credits) 
--------> Liberal Arts Elective (6 credits)
--------> Any course that receives college credit
 
Health & P.E. (2 Credits) 
--------> HPE Activity elective
--------> HPE elective

Degree Requirements Worksheets

Students who earn a Criminal Justice A.A. degree are prepared to transfer into a bachelor's degree program in criminal justice or a related field.

Graduates of the program may transfer seamlessly into related programs at our partner institutions, SUNY Canton (Law Enforcement Leadership) and SUNY Plattsburgh (Criminal Justice).

 

 

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DEPARTMENT:
Criminal Justice

LOCATION:
Moore Bldg., 3rd floor
Room 303M
Phone: 518-562-4179


STAFF:
John Mockry
Department Chair

 

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