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Criminal Justice (A.S.) - Students choosing this program will be prepared for further study in the areas of criminal justice, law, public administration, sociology, or government. The program is best suited for those students planning to transfer to a four-year school, but is often used for entry-level positions in the criminal justice system. All criminal justice majors are required to take at least one class in each of the following areas: Policing, Probation/Parole, Security Administration, in addition to CRJ 105 Foundations of the Justice System, CRJ 212 Probation and Parole II and CRJ 225 Criminal Law.

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Criminal Justice
A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5505

Total Credits: 63-65

First Semester Credits
CRJ 105 (req.) Foundations of the Justice System 3
CRJ Elective: Police Area of Concentration (1) 3
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English (2)
Laboratory Science Elective (3) 4
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Second Semester Credits
Criminal Justice Elective 3
CRJ Elective: PSA Area of Concentration (4) 3
ENG 102 Composition  II or
ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II
Laboratory Science Elective (3) 4
PED Activity Course(s) 1
PSY 203 General Psychology I 3
Total Semester Credits 17
Third Semester Credits
CRJ 225 Criminal Law 3
CRJ Elective: Probation/Parole/Corrections Area of Concentration (5) 3
Humanities Elective (6) 3
Mathematics Elective (7) 3-4
PED Activity Course(s) 1
Social Science Elective (8) 3
Total Semester Credits 16-17
Fourth Semester Credits
CRJ 212 Research in Crime and Security 3
Criminal Justice Elective 3
HED Elective (9) 2-3
Humanities Elective (10) 3
Social Science Elective (11) 3
Total Semester Credits 14-15

*Students pursuing the A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice are required to take CRJ 105 Foundations of the Justice System, CRJ 212 Probation and Parole II and CRJ 225 Criminal Law.
Additionally, the student must take one course each from the following three areas of concentration: Policing, Probation/Parole/Corrections, Private Security Administration, and two (2) electives in Criminal Justice.

1. Choose from:
CRJ 101 Police Organization and Administration,
CRJ 201 Criminal Investigation,
CRJ 203 Police and the Community,
CRJ 221 Police Supervision and Public Relations.

2. Depending on placement.

3. SUNY GER Natural Sciences

4. Any PSA course.

5. Choose from:
CRJ 110 Introduction to Correction,
CRJ 111 Probation and Parole I,
CRJ 112 Probation and Parole II,
CRJ 113 Community Based Corrections,
CRJ 215 Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency and Justice,
CRJ 216 Investigation Interviewing and Counseling,
CRJ 217 Contemporary Issues in Corrections.

6. SUNY GER Humanities

7. SUNY GER Mathematics

8. SUNY GER Social Sciences

9. Choose from:
HED 200 Concepts of Healthful Living and Stress Management,
HED 201 Personal and Family Health,
HED 251 Human Sexuality,
HED 271 Alcoholism, Addictions and Abusive Behaviors, or
HED 293 Community Health

10. SUNY GER The Arts

11. SUNY GER Western Civilization or
      SUNY GER American History.