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Criminal Justice A.S.

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Build a Solid Foundation in Criminal Justice

The 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 focusing on law, criminology, criminal justice and private security, the curriculum allows you to take elective coursework in such areas as policing, juvenile justice, corrections and security to suite their own professional interests. In addition, you'll take a variety of courses in such areas as forensic science, math and social science.

You'll be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical and historical background of the criminal justice system
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theories of crime causation
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the penal and procedure laws

Cazenovia College Baccalaureate Program at Herkimer College:

Herkimer College students who earn an associate degree in Criminal Justice or 60+ credits with prerequisites, will have transfer status into a Cazenovia College baccalaureate program in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Studies, to be offered on the Herkimer campus.

The part-time program will offer at least two courses for the degree each semester, each offered one night per week. For students needing to make up a general education prerequisite, online courses may be available.

A final summer course will be completed over two weekends at Cazenovia. Students will have complete access to Cazenovia’s online library and resources, and will be charged $220 per credit hour for Cazenovia College tuition at Herkimer.

For more information contact Bill Stack, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, 315-866-0300, ext. 8609 or or Christine Richardson, Director of the Office of Extended Learning at Cazenovia College, 315-655-7147,

Course Catalog

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

Online Learning

Online Criminal Justice A.S. Degree

The Criminal Justice A.S. degree program is internet accessible and may be completed entirely online. Learn how!

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Prior Felony Disclaimer

State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits Herkimer County Community College admission applications from inquiring into an applicant’s prior criminal history. After acceptance, the College shall inquire if the student previously has been convicted of a felony if such individual seeks campus housing or participation in clinical or field experiences, internships or study abroad programs. The information required to be disclosed under SUNY policy regarding such felony convictions shall be reviewed by a standing campus committee consistent with the legal standards articulated in New York State Corrections Law.

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 certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the academic division office of their intended academic program.

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