Associate in Science
Chairperson: Dr. Ann B. Geisendorfer
Amstuz Science Hall, Suite 300, (518) 629-7342
The Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare students to transfer into a Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree program. This program is writing intensive and parallels other four year Criminal Justice programs. The degree program will seek accreditation from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) in the pending future.
The A.S. Criminal Justice program addresses the complexities of crime and justice. Students will discover how to apply analytical concepts to evaluate the socialistic system of criminal justice.
Students must have a minimum GPA of 85 from high school to enroll into this program, and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 while in the program. Students may enroll in day classes during both the fall and spring semesters. Current students in the A.A.S. Criminal Justice program can transfer into the A.S. degree program with an overall GPA of 3.0. For graduation, the final 2 semesters of this program must be completed in the A.S. program at Hudson Valley Community College.
All Criminal Justice courses must have been taken within seven years in order to be applicable toward this degree program. Only four Criminal Justice courses may be transferred into the program. A “Forensic I” course will not be accepted as transfer credit into the program.
Program Entrance Requirements
|2 units of academic math
||Social Science, humanities and lab sciences courses recommended.
||85 or above
*Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 once they are enrolled in the program.
The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $620.