Earn your associate of science degree online
You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students
The Criminal Justice A.S. degree prepares students for transfer into related programs at a four-year college or university. This degree provides introductory level instruction in the six course areas designated by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences needed for program accreditation including: a) Administration of Justice; b) Corrections; c) Criminological Theory; d) Law Adjudication; e) Law Enforcement; and f) Research and Analytic Methods. The Criminal Justice A.S. degree objectives enable graduating students to: ~Demonstrate knowledge of the contemporary criminal justice system and the administration of justice; ~Explain the history, theory, practice, legal environment, development, and philosophy of corrections; ~Identify the nature and causes of crime, typologies, offenders, and victims within the framework of criminological theory; ~Review law adjudication through study of criminal law, criminal procedures, prosecution, defense, court procedures, and judicial decision-making, and ~Analyze the history, theory, practice, legal environment, organization, and subcultures of law enforcement.
- What's an associate degree?
- An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.
- You will need to spend some time on campus to earn this degree
- This degree will require you to spend some time on-campus at Schenectady County Community College for some classes or seminars. However, the rest of your classes may be completed online. You may see this referred to as a "Hybrid Degree".
What's it like to earn this degree online?
Let's put your mind at ease about online learning
- Classes on your schedule
- Courses are semester based and classwork can be completed around your work and family commitments. There is no set time where you are required to log in to attend class.
- Same faculty as on-campus
- The faculty that teach online classes are the same faculty that students learn from on-campus.
- Learn by doing
- Participate in field experiments such as internships, clinical placements, and service learning to apply your academic knowledge in the world.
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How do I enroll?
Follow these steps to start your application
- Go to the online application
- Create an account
- Complete the forms or save for later
- Pay the application fee
- Submit any supplemental materials, if required
- Send in your academic records
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