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Criminal Justice Degree Programs

The SUNY Orange Department of Criminal Justice offers two degree programs: the Associate in Science (A.S.) in Criminal Justice and the Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Criminal Justice/Police.

Both programs are designed to develop the practical and analytical skills needed for a student to embark on a career in criminal justice.  Students who intend to continue their education beyond an associate’s degree are strongly encouraged to pursue the A.S. degree, rather than the A.A.S.

Information regarding the Law Enforcement/Security Certificate program is below as well.

The required courses for each program are listed below.

Associate in Science (A.S.) in Criminal Justice

  • English 101
  • English 102
  • *Math 120 or higher
  • *Any SUNY GE Elective
  • Psychology 111
  • Sociology 101
  • Foundations of Communications
  • Concepts of Physical Wellness
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Education
  • SUNY Natural Science
  • Restricted SUNY Elective*** (GE 4,5,6,8, or 9)
  • Restricted SUNY Elective*** (GE 4,5 or 6)
  • Criminal Justice 101
  • Criminology
  • Corrections, Probation & Parole
  • Constitutional Law & Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Law
  • Police Organization Administratnio
  • Criminal Justice Elective
  • Criminal Justice Elective
  • Criminal Justice Elective
  • Criminal Justice Elective

*Students must complete Math 120 or higher. Math 102 can be counted as an "ANY SUNY GE" elective.

***For Restricted SUNY Electives students may not take more than one course from any one of the GE lists.

Criminal Justice Electives (4 are required)

  • Understanding the Juvenile Offender
  • Criminal Investigations 1
  • Police Community Relations
  • Criminal Investigations 2
  • Patrol Operations
  • Criminalistics
  • Industrial and Private Security
  • Criminal Justice Internship
  • Terrorism & Society

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in
Criminal Justice/Police

  • English 101
  • English 102
  • Intro to Sociology or Social Problems
  • Foundations of Communication
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Education
  • Concepts of Physical Wellness
  • Math or Liberal Arts Science
  • Math or Liberal Arts Science
  • Elective
  • U.S. Government-State and Local `
  • A Psychology Course
  • Criminal Justice
  • Industrial and Private Security
  • Patrol Operations
  • Police Organization and Administration
  • Criminology
  • Police Community Relations
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Investigation I
  • Criminal Investigation II
  • Understanding the Juvenile Offender
  • Criminalistics

Law Enforcement/Security Certificate

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Patrol Administration
  • Industrial & Private Security
  • Criminal Investigation
  • U. S. Gov’t-State & Local
  • Social Problems
  • Police-Community Relations
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Investigation

Note: Please see the College Catalog for more complete information regarding these programs.