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
~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".