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Program information

If you’re interested in pursuing an advanced degree in criminal justice, this program is a great place to start. It allows you to explore areas in the criminal justice field and prepares you for transfer into a bachelor-level program with a comprehensive 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 through an optional internship.

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

  • Will meet the SUNY General Education requirements
  • Be prepared transfer into BS/BA degree programs
  • The ability to speak and write effectively
  • The ability to draw conclusions by critically analyzing given information related to the field of Criminal Justice
  • Interact in a diverse culture
  • The ability to analyze quantitative information, and think critically
  • The ability to 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

Contact us

Sheila Flihan

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