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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Associate in Science
HEGIS #5505
Chairperson: Ricky P. Thibodeau​
Amstuz 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

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
2 units of academic math Fall only 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.

Total Credits Required: 61

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.
**Required of first time, full-time students.

(1) Restricted Electives Credits: 6

Restricted electives are as follows:

Total Credits Required: 61

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

First Term

Term Total: 16

Second Term

Term Total: 15

Third Term

Term Total: 15

Fourth Term

Term Total: 15

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