College Catalog
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Criminal Justice
Associate in Science
HEGIS #5505
Chairperson: Dr. Ann B. Geisendorfer
Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Room 240, (518) 629-7342

The Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare students to transfer into a Criminal Justice bachelor's degree program. This program is writing intensive and parallels other four year Criminal Justice programs. The degree program will seek accreditation from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) in the pending future.

The A.S. Criminal Justice program addresses the complexities of crime and justice. Students will discover how to apply analytical concepts to evaluate the socialistic system of criminal justice.

Students must have a minimum GPA of 85 from high school to enroll into this program, and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 while in the program. Students may enroll in day classes during both the fall and spring semesters. Current students in the A.A.S. Criminal Justice program can transfer into the A.S. degree program with an overall GPA of 3.0. For graduation, the final 2 semesters of this program must be completed in the A.S. program at Hudson Valley Community College.

All Criminal Justice courses must have been taken within seven years in order to be applicable toward this degree program. Only four Criminal Justice courses may be transferred into the program. A "Forensic I" course will not be accepted as transfer credit into the program.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
2 units of academic math Social Science, humanities and lab sciences courses recommended. 85 or above

*Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 once they are enrolled in the program.

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $620.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  
Course No. Title Credit Hrs.
FORM 109 College Forum** (1)
CRJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJS 250 Criminology 3
CRJS 265 Correctional Services 3
CRJS 295 Criminal Justice Capstone 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing about Literature 3
ENGL 115 Library Skills 1
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
PSYC 260 Practical Research Methods 3
SOCL 100 Sociology 3
______ PADM 100 Introduction to Public Administration or
Political Science Elective
3
______ Restricted Criminal Law Elective 3
______ (1) Statistics Elective 3-4
______ Foreign Language I & II 6
______ (2) Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives 12
______ (3) Restricted Electives 6-8
  Total Credits Required 61-64

*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.

**Required of first time, full-time students.

(1) Statistics Elective must be chosen from BADM 220, MATH 135 or PSYC 275.

(2) Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives: selected courses must be designated Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students seeking to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution must take 3 three-credit courses that are designated both Liberal Arts and Sciences and General Education in the areas of NS, AH, WC, OC, AR.

(3) Restricted electives are as follows: ARTS 272, BIOL 215, CRJS 203, CRJS 204, ECCE 101, ECCE 102, ECCE 103, EDUC 218, ENGL 136, ENGL 222, ENGL 230, HLTH 131, HLTH 160, HUSV 210, HUSV 215, MTSC 105, MTSC 140, MTSC 180, MTSC 200, PHIL 110, PHIL 120, SOCL 105, SOCL 115, SOCL 120, SOCL 130, SOCL 255 or as advised.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
FORM 109 College Forum 1
CRJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 115 Library Skills 1
 PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
Statistics Elective 3-4
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
  Term Total 16-17
SECOND TERM
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing about Literature 3
SOCL 100 Sociology 3
PADM 100 Introduction to Public Administration
 or Political Science Elective
3
Restricted Criminal Law Elective 3
  Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
  Term Total 15
THIRD TERM
CRJS 250 Criminology 3
PSYC 260 Practical Research Methods 3
Foreign Language I 3
  Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
Restricted Elective 3-4
  Term Total 15-16
FOURTH TERM
CRJS 265 Correctional Services 3
CRJS 295 Criminal Justice Capstone 3
  Foreign Language II 3
  Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
Restricted Elective 3-4
  Term Total 15-16