Feb 21, 2024
SUNY Curriculum Code: 2414
Minimum Total Credit Hours = 62
Program Learning Outcomes
A graduate of the Criminal Justice Studies AA program should be able to:
- Discuss in detail the fundamental institutions of the U.S. criminal and civil justice system (e.g., basics of the law and legal procedure, law enforcement agencies, the courts, and the penal system).
- Understand, use, and critically evaluate social statistics relevant to criminal behavior and the criminal justice system.
- Demonstrate proficiency with modern information and database technologies used in the legal and penal system.
- Comprehend the methods used by various social sciences and related disciplines to understand criminal conduct.
- Formulate policies to address criminal behavior through the various institutions of the legal, penal, and corrections systems.
- Assess and critically evaluate the ethics and efficiency of various legal structures and public policies within the justice system.
- Understand the importance of implementation and administration to policy success.
- Demonstrate a solid foundation of liberal arts knowledge.
SUNY General Education Requirement
Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor for program-specific information; for general information: General Education
AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.