Criminal Justice

Associate of Science

SUNY Schenectady County Community College

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Earn your associate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Criminal Justice A.S. degree prepares students for transfer into related programs at a four-year college or university. 

This degree provides introductory level instruction in the six course areas designated by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences needed for program accreditation including:

  1. Administration of Justice;
  2. Corrections;
  3. Criminological Theory; 
  4. Law Adjudication; 
  5. Law Enforcement; and 
  6. Research and Analytic Methods.

The Criminal Justice A.S. degree objectives enable graduating students to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the contemporary criminal justice system and the administration of justice
  • Explain the history, theory, practice, legal environment, development, and philosophy of corrections
  • Identify the nature and causes of crime, typologies, offenders, and victims within the framework of criminological theory
  • Review law adjudication through study of criminal law, criminal procedures, prosecution, defense, court procedures, and judicial decision-making, and
  • Analyze the history, theory, practice, legal environment, organization, and subcultures of law enforcement.
What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

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