Criminal Justice

Your law enforcement career starts with a criminal justice degree from MCC.

Demand for criminal justice professionals is growing, and Monroe Community College's criminal justice associate degree can help you compete for the best jobs.

Designed with the help of a professional advisory board, MCC's criminal justice program incorporates some of the training provided to newly hired criminal justice employees. You'll get a first-rate criminal justice degree that enables you to move directly into the work force. Or you can transfer your credits to a four-year school and pursue a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

The criminal justice program lays a strong foundation for a wide range of careers in criminal justice, including:

  • Local, county, and state law enforcement – police officer, deputy sheriff, state trooper
  • Federal law enforcement
  • Institutional correctional officer
  • Parole officer
  • Probation officer

Get a Practical Education in the Legal, Social, and Scientific Aspects of Criminal Justice

In MCC's criminal justice associate degree program, you'll learn from experienced criminal justice professionals who bring a knowledgeable, real-world perspective into the classroom. Courses focus on a broad range of subjects in criminal justice, including:

  • Criminal and constitutional law
  • Forensic science
  • Corrections
  • Investigation
  • Crime scene management
  • Juvenile justice

Monroe Community College's criminal justice associate degree includes an internship component, enabling you to get workplace experience under the supervision of a public agency or private firm in the criminal justice field.

To find out how a criminal justice associate's degree from Monroe Community College can prepare you for a career in law enforcement, contact our admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Law/Criminal Justice

School(s): Community Engagement & Development

CIP Code: 43.0103
MCC Program Code: CJ01
NYSED Code (DCC): 84495

100% of this program can be completed online.

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

Description
This is the preferred program for students who are planning to pursue careers as a federal law enforcement agent, lawyer, probation officer, parole officer, public safety planner, legal researcher, or paralegal.
Graduates who meet certain physical and moral standards may qualify for positions at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels.
The program provides the opportunity for preparation in the law process and science of criminal justice. This program includes an internship component.
Readmitted students who have not attended for 3 years (6 semesters) will be readmitted under the current program requirements.
(Housed in the Law and Criminal Justice Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Describe the structure and functions of the law enforcement component of the criminal justice system.
2) Describe the structure and functions of the courts component of the criminal justice system.
3) Describe the structure and functions of the corrections component of the criminal justice system.
4) Explain the interactions of law enforcement courts corrections and the community in addressing crime in society.
5) Explain core principles of law and justice as they apply to the roles of citizen and criminal justice professional.
6) Apply the appropriate principles of law and justice to situations that are encountered in the criminal justice professions.
7) Identify appropriate responses to ethical issues encountered in the criminal justice professions.
8) Identify criminal justice career options and their required qualifications.
9) Develop career-related competencies through workplace experience.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC) or MCC level 8 Mathematics placement.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
3
CRJ 103 Constitutional Law and Rights of People
3
HSM 103 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Terrorism and Homeland Security OR
POS 102 American National Government
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE
4
First Semester Total:
16
SECOND SEMESTER
CRJ 104 Criminal Law
3
CRJ 204 Juvenile Justice
3
ENG 109 Detective Fiction OR
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 144 Communication and Crisis
3
PHL 250 Professional Ethics
3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
3
Second Semester Total:
15
THIRD SEMESTER
MTH 160 Statistics I
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS (SUNY-A) OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGES (SUNY-FL) OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - WESTERN CIVILIZATION (SUNY-WC) ELECTIVE
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE
4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE#
3
Third Semester Total:
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
CRJ 121 Criminal Justice Education Internship I
3
CRJ 211 Community Values and the Administration of Justice
3
SOC 203 Criminology
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
2
PROGRAM ELECTIVE#
3
Fourth Semester Total:
14
TOTAL CREDITS:
61
#Choose from: CRJ 102, 105, 170, 171, 172, 201, 203, 207, 209, 217; LAW 101, 110.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: 
- Students with TRS 105 placement must register for the CRJ Learning Community: CRJ 101, CRJ 103, TRS 105 and COS 101, if not previously completed.
- Students with TRS 200 placement must register for the CRJ Learning Community: CRJ 101, CRJ 103, TRS 200 and COS 101, if not previously completed.

Revised: 7/27/2018
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