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Criminal Justice

Associate of Science

Schenectady County Community College

  • Delivery Mode
    75% Online
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  • Degree Level
    Associate of Science
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Earn your associate of science degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Criminal Justice A.S. degree prepares students for transfer into related programs at a four-year college or university. This degree provides introductory level instruction in the six course areas designated by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences needed for program accreditation including: a) Administration of Justice; b) Corrections; c) Criminological Theory; d) Law Adjudication; e) Law Enforcement; and f) Research and Analytic Methods.The Criminal Justice A.S. degree objectives enable graduating students to:~Demonstrate knowledge of the contemporary criminal justice system and the administration of justice;~Explain the history, theory, practice, legal environment, development, and philosophy of corrections;~Identify the nature and causes of crime, typologies, offenders, and victims within the framework of criminological theory;~Review law adjudication through study of criminal law, criminal procedures, prosecution, defense, court procedures, and judicialdecision-making, and~Analyze the history, theory, practice, legal environment, organization, and subcultures of law enforcement.
What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.
You will need to spend some time on campus to earn this degree
This degree will require you to spend some time on-campus at Schenectady County Community College for some classes or seminars. However, the rest of your classes may be completed online. You may see this referred to as a "Hybrid Degree".
  • What's it like to earn this degree online?

    Let's put your mind at ease about online learning

  • Classes on your schedule
    Courses are semester based and classwork can be completed around your work and family commitments. There is no set time where you are required to log in to attend class.
  • Same faculty as on-campus
    The faculty that teach online classes are the same faculty that students learn from on-campus.
  • Learn by doing
    Participate in field experiences such as internships, clinical placements, and service learning to apply your academic knowledge in the world.
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How do I enroll?

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  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records
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