Jill Priest Amati, Program Coordinator
Email address: amatiJP@alfredstate.edu
The Associate in Science (AS) degree in criminal justice provides graduates a solid foundation in the field of criminal justice and its basic components. The program offers practical knowledge that is integrated across core criminal justice courses and that is then combined with other relevant course work. The program emphasizes the development, structure, and function of the criminal justice system within the US, as well as ethical law enforcement practices and community relations. In addition, the program’s professional course work includes a management component that helps prepare graduates for administrative and leadership positions within the criminal justice system.
Alfred State criminal justice graduates may enter directly into the criminal justice BS, interdisciplinary studies BTech or the technology management BBA degree program.
Graduates are well prepared to enter a police academy or to seamlessly transfer into Alfred State's criminal justice program at the baccalaureate level.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the New York State Department of Labor predict that job opportunities will exist over the next decade in law enforcement at the local, county, state, and federal levels, and in correctional institutions, parole and probation departments, private security companies, and police science organizations, among others. Though the numbers point to no more than a stable projected job market over the next few years, the sheer volume of criminal justice positions should ensure ample opportunities for graduates possessing expertise in the field.
Recommended: Geometry and Biology
TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM
|MATH||2124||Statistical Methods & Analysis||4|
|CJUS||1003||Intro to Criminal Justice||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||Gen Ed Humanities Elective||3|
|CJUS||2003||Introduction to Law||3|
|SOCI||1183||Contemporary Social Problems||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||Gen Ed Natural Science Elective||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||Gen Ed Other World Civilization Elective||3|
|BUAD||3153||Fundamentals of Management||3|
|CJUS||4003||Corrections Process in the U.S||3|
|CJUS||47X3||Information Security for Criminal Justice||3|
|CJUS||4103||Policing in a Free Society||3|
|SOCI||1223||Power, Privilege, & Difference||3|
Be advised that a prior felony conviction may impede a student's ability to participate in an internship and complete the program.
Notes: Minimum number of hours required for graduation is 60. Elective courses must be from approved list of courses. Some elective courses have prerequisites, so make sure you have met them before registering for them. You can find them in the college catalog.