Degree & Certificate Programs

Our student population averages approximately 500 in all programs, but no student is a number to us. We will see you in classrooms, at special events and during advisement. In our department, students are not just aspiring professionals, they are a part of our community.

The Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department offers the following degree and certificate programs:

Animal Policy Certificate
This certificate program is designed for students who wish to pursue or currently maintain a career in the field of animal policy. Working in the framework of public policy, this certificate program can be applied towards the Public Administration Studies A.A.S.

Criminal Justice A.A.S.
This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Students could, after meeting Civil Service requirements, enter law enforcement, investigation, crime prevention, and corrections on the federal, state, county, or local levels. There also are opportunities for employment in private organizations.

Criminal Justice A.S.
Addressing the complexities of crime and justice, students will discover how to apply analytical concepts to evaluate the socialistic system of criminal justice.

Cybersecurity A.S.
Combining criminal justice and computer information systems coursework with a strong base of liberal arts courses, this program prepares you for transfer into a bachelor's degree program in Digital Forensics, Cybersecurity and other related programs.

Forensic Science Studies A.S.
Addressing the interdisciplinary nature of forensic science (the application of science to the criminal justice system), this course of study focuses heavily on criminal justice and the sciences. The graduate will have an opportunity to transfer seamlessly to John Jay College of Criminal Justice, one of the world's forensic science leaders.

Public Administration Studies A.A.S.
This program is designed for both recent high school graduates and for persons presently employed in the public sector who wish to work toward a degree. Graduates of the program can  transfer to a public affairs, public policy, or public administration program at a four-year institution.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Ricky P. Thibodeau
Amstuz Hall, Suite 300

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.