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Criminal Justice A.S.

A solid foundation in criminal justice.

Herkimer College’s Criminal Justice A.S. program prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in criminal justice and related social science disciplines. Building on a solid foundation of required courses in law, criminology, criminal justice, and private security, our curriculum allows you to take elective coursework in such areas as policing, juvenile justice, corrections, and security to suit your own professional interests. Plus, you’ll take courses in forensic science, math, and social science.

With your Criminal Justice A.S. you’ll be armed with a comprehensive understanding of the philosophical and historical background of the criminal justice system, the theories of crime causation, and a working knowledge of penal and procedure law.


View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Criminal Justice A.S.

Transfer Agreements

Below is a list of transfer agreements we have established (for our Criminal Justice A.S. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits.

Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk.*

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities await

  • Law enforcement
  • Homeland Security
  • Attorney
  • Detective
  • FBI Agent
  • Criminal investigator

Online Learning

The Criminal Justice A.S. program may also be completed entirely online through our Internet Academy. We offer the same level of care and service to online students as we do to on-campus students. All necessary services are accessible online, including registration, placement testing, bill payment, tutoring, book purchasing, and academic advisement. Learn more!

Cost & Financial Aid

Herkimer College offers a quality and affordable educational experience. Learn about our cost of attendance and financial aid.

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Prior Felony Disclaimer

Enrollment of Individuals with Prior Criminal History

Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of this program. For more information, read the Policy Regarding Enrollment of Individuals with Prior Felony Conviction.