Criminal Justice

The A.S. program in criminal justice is intended for students interested in fields such as law enforcement, corrections, probation, investigations, and other criminal justice related fields. In addition, this program is intended to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a baccalaureate degree in an area of criminal justice.


Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
27 credit hours
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3

Electives must be SUNY GER specific.

PSY 1510: General Psychology or SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology3

Electives must be SUNY GER specific.


Electives must be SUNY GER specific.

Core Requirements
21 credit hours
CRI 1510: Introduction to Criminal Justice3

At least 9 credit hours must be 2000 or higher. At least 2 of the following courses must be taken:

CRI 1320: Introduction to Law Enforcement3
CRI 1520: Introduction to Corrections3
CRI 2530: Criminal Law3
SOC 2560: Criminology3
Electives 12 credit hours
Important Points
  • A credit-bearing mathematics course is a graduation requirement. Recommended math/science electives include MAT 1540, CSC 1510, and CRI 2540.
  • Criminal justice electives should be selected with career goals in mind. Working closely with the academic advisor will help assure the correct mix of electives.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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