Criminal Justice (A.S.)

HEGIS: 5505

SUNY CODE: 1100

The Criminal Justice A.S. program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in criminal justice and related social science disciplines. Building on a solid foundation of required courses focusing on law, criminology, criminal justice and private security, the curriculum allows students to take elective coursework in such areas as policing, juvenile justice, corrections and security to suit their own professional interests. In addition, students take a variety of courses in such areas as forensic science, math and social science.

The goals of this program are to:

  • provide students with philosophical and historical background of the criminal justice system as well as a working knowledge of the penal and criminal procedure law;
  • introduce students to the theories of crime, crime causation, crime prevention, as well as a general understanding of criminal justice ethics and resolution to those issues; and
  • provide students with a general understanding of the adult correctional system, as well as the juvenile justice system.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • express knowledge of the philosophical and historical background of the CJ system and review penal and criminal procedural law;
  • analyze theories and theory application, and identify common CJ ethical issues as well as resolutions to those issues; and
  • identify the main parts and functions of the adult and juvenile corrections system.

Transfer Information

Graduates go on to four-year colleges and universities such as SUC at Brockport, SUC at Oswego, SUNY Albany, SUC at Plattsburgh, SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica College and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

CJ 120Intro Criminal Justice

3

CJ 123Criminal SubstantiveLaw

3

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

SS 151Intro Psychology

3

SS 161Introductory Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours:16

2nd Semester

CJ 124Criminal Procedure Law

3

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

SS 136Criminology

3

Criminal Justice Elective

3

Mathematics Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Mathematics Elective: MA 124 or higher.

2nd Year

3rd Semester

SS 167Juvenile Delinquency

3

American History

3

OR

Western Civilization Selective

3

Criminal Justice Elective

3

Laboratory Science Elective

4

EN/FL/HU Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Western Civilization Selective: This must be a Social Science course.

EN, HU, or FL Elective: Student must select one (1) course from the following categories: The Arts, Other World Civilizations or Foreign Language.

Laboratory Science Elective

Student may select one from the following:

SC 125Fund of Gen, Organic & Biochem

4

SC 150Forensic Science I

4

or other laboratory science elective.

4th Semester

EN 171Intro to Technical Writing

3

Social Science Selective

3

Criminal Justice Elective

3

Mathematics Elective

3

OR

Science Elective

3

Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Mathematics Elective: MA 124 or higher

Social Science Selective

Student must select one from the following:

SS 164Understanding Addictions

3

SS 210Alternative Justice

3

SS 225Terrorism & Homeland Security

3

SS 227Gangs: Theory, Pract & Suppres

3

SS 246Constitutional Law

3

Students should consult with their academic advisor for appropriate course selections.

Total Credit Hours: 64

For more information, contact the Humanities and Social Science Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8430.

This program complies with the State University General Education requirement.

This program is Internet accessible and may be completed entirely online.

For more information access HCCC Internet Academy website: www.ia.herkimer.edu