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Criminal Justice - A.A.S.

Two students review a photo in the viewfinder at a crime scene.

CJ Students Study

  • Corrections
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Forensic Investigations
  • Law Enforcement
  • Homeland Security

Our CJ program is unique:

The program offers distinct learning tracts which allows the student the opportunity to tailor their coursework for future career aspirations. These tracts include:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Generalist

Students are provided a solid academic foundation that allows them to seamlessly transfer into the B. Tech in Criminal Investigation, Homeland Security, or Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership programs at SUNY Canton.

Placement Rates

Employment statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020-2030 Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Convenient Courses in the Classroom or Online

Besides taking courses in the classroom, students have the option to take classes online at their convenience from anywhere on the globe. The Criminal Justice program offers both traditional face-to-face and online courses throughout the Spring and Fall semesters, in addition to online Winter and Summer sessions.

Potential Careers Opportunities

  • Federal Law Enforcement Agents
  • Police Officers
  • Latent print development
  • Probation or Parole Officers
  • Correctional Officers

Taking a look at the course descriptions will give you a feel for what you will be learning as you work towards your degree.


Our faculty and staff are seasoned professionals and belong to organizations such as:

  • IAI - International Association for Identification
  • IACP - International Association of Police
  • INEOA - International Narcotic Officers Association
  • American Criminal Justice Association - Beta Psi Delta
  • Military Police Regimental Association
  • Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor's Society, Omega Upsilon
  • New York State Criminal Justice Educators Association
  • International Association for Identification (IAI)
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)

Interesting Web Links

» Program Description

Criminal Justice - A.A.S.
Kelly Peterson
Assistant Professor