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Program information

If you’re interested in a career in criminal justice, this program will prepare you to work in the three primary areas of the field: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. It also will prepare you for transfer into a bachelor-level program with a foundational understanding of system operations, the causes of crime and delinquency, and the ethical bases of criminal justice decision-making. Learn from faculty members with years of experience in various areas of the field, and get real-world experience with the built-in professional internship.

Upon completion of the two-year program, students should be competent in all of the following areas:

  • Be prepared for employment in the field of Criminal Justice or related fields
  • Read, speak, and write effectively
  • Interact in a diverse culture
  • Analyze quantitative information, and think critically
  • Demonstrate information literacy

See semester-by-semester degree plan.


Transfer options

Graduates have successfully transferred to:

  • Bellevue University
  • Hilbert College
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Keuka College
  • Norwich University
  • SUNY Seamless Transfer (Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Canton, Morrisville, Oswego, Stony Brook)
  • Utica University

Career opportunities 

  • Law enforcement officer
  • Corrections officer
  • Crime analyst

Internship opportunities

Required Internship course provides 90 hours of experience in a supervised professional setting.

Contact us

Sheila Flihan

Sheila Flihan, Dean
Payne Hall 345, Utica Campus
Phone: 315-792-5629