CRIMINAL JUSTICE

A.S. DEGREE

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.


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


Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours

ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
4
POS 102 American National Government OR
HSM 103 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Terrorism and Homeland Security
3
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
3
CRJ 103 Constitutional Law and Rights of People
3
Total
16
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours

PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
3
LITERATURE ELECTIVE
3
CRJ 104 Criminal Law
3
CRJ 204 Juvenile Justice
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
2
Total
17
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3
MTH 160 Statistics I
3
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVE+
3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGE, OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS, THE ARTS OR WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS ELECTIVE
3
Total
16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

SOC 203 Criminology
3
CRJ 211 Community Values and the Administration of Justice
3
CRJ 121 Criminal Justice Education Internship I
3
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVE+
3
ELECTIVE
3
Total
15
TOTAL CREDITS
64

+CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVES: CRJ 102, CRJ 105, CRJ 170, CRJ 171, CRJ 172, CRJ 201, CRJ 203, CRJ 207, CRJ 209, CRJ 217; LAW 101, LAW 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.