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New York Criminal Justice Degree Programs
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Overview

Whether you want to help capture criminals, maintain order in the courtroom, or work in a correctional facility, a criminal justice program in New York may be key to a new career in the field. This state may be popular for criminal justice graduates because it is home to the New York City Police Department, the country's largest police department. This huge agency hires experts in various fields, including organized crime, narcotics, and criminal intelligence. In this area of the state, violent crime rates have dropped to record lows, a victory earned in part by the city's so-called precision policing, according to NYPD Comissioner James O'Neil. New York has focused heavily on anti-gang initiatives couples with community policing, a trend which may present a career opportunity for you if you want to work in this ever evolving field after graduation. No matter where you live in New York, you can learn more about criminal justice programs in your area by using our directory below.

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Criminal Justice Education in New York

If you enjoy helping people and have a strong desire to see justice served, a criminal justice career in New York may be just right for you. New York schools offer everything from certificate programs in criminal justice education to a doctorate degree. Many people begin their career in criminal justice with at least a bachelor degree. In a typical four-year degree program, you can expect to complete the following courses as part of your core curriculum:

  • Foundations of the Criminal Justice System
  • Correctional Institution Systems
  • Introduction to the Juvenile Justice System
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Justice Ethical Concerns

In addition, you will complete several courses in English, math, social sciences, natural sciences and electives during your criminal justice education. Most colleges offer criminal justice students the opportunity for field practice or an internship during the last few semesters of their degree program. As each new concept in criminal justice is introduced, you will be expected to practice and eventually show mastery of it.

By the time you receive your criminal justice degree, you should have a deep understanding of the American justice system at the local, state and federal level. This includes being able to demonstrate what happens when a person is arrested, charged, convicted, sentenced, paroled and put on probation. From a societal perspective, you should be able to articulate crime statistics, reasons behind the crime and how crime impacts the community at large.

If you are concerned about paying for school, you may want to visit this page to learn more about criminal justice scholarships.

Outlook for Criminal Justice in New York

It should come as no surprise that qualified protective services workers are in high demand in New York, home to the "city that never sleeps." As a group, protective services employees in the state of New York earn an average salary of $52,460, higher than the national average and second only to California (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017).

Below, CriminalJusticePrograms.com speaks with Joseph Giacalone (ColdCaseSquad.com), former commanding officer of the Bronx Cold Case Squad, and Daniel Martuscello III of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, about what it takes to start out in the criminal justice field in New York.





The criminal justice field as a whole is expected to remain in high demand due to increasing numbers of high-tech crime, such as identity theft and money laundering. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides annual salary data and other details about several of the most popular criminal justice positions in New York, which you can see portrayed below.

New York has a high demand for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists, behind only California and Texas in terms of employment level. In 2017, there were 4,530 people employed in this capacity. The New York City, White Plains and Wayne, New Jersey metropolitan area has the highest concentration of probation officers and correctional counselors, second only to the Los Angeles-Long Beach Area.

Police and sheriff's patrol officers are in especially high demand in New York. In 2017, there were 46,940 people employed in this role, more than twice as many as surrounding states. With a population of close to 20 million people, New York has an ongoing need for educated, experienced and compassionate people to help maintain law and order throughout the state.

New York Criminal Justice Schools

Online programs may not be available in all areas

Traditional On Campus Programs:
Additional Criminal Justice Schools in New York
Adelphi University (Garden City, NY)
Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Alfred University (Alfred, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice Studies

  • ASA College (Brooklyn, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice

  • Berkeley College (New York, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Applied Science - Justice Studies - Criminal Justice (online)
  • Associate of Applied Science - Justice Studies- Criminal Justice (online)
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal
  • Bachelor of Science - Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Justice Studies- Criminal Justice (online)
  • Certificate - Paralegal

  • Briarcliffe College (Bethpage, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor in Science - Criminal Justice

  • Bryant & Stratton College (Albany, NY / Amherst, NY / Buffalo, NY / Liverpool, NY / Orchard Park, NY / Rochester, NY / Syracuse, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • AAS - Criminal Justice (online)
  • AAS - Paralegal Studies (online)
  • Associate Degree - Criminal Justice (online)
  • Associate Degree - Paralegal
  • Associate Degree - Security Technology
  • Associate in Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science - ITT Security
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice (online)
  • Associate of Science - Paralegal
  • BS - Criminal Justice (online)
  • Paralegal Studies Certificate (online)

  • Business Informatics Center Inc (Valley Stream, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Court Reporting

  • Canisius College (Buffalo, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Computer Forensics
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Cayuga County Community College (Auburn, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Corrections
  • Associate of Applied Science - Police Science
  • Certificate - Correction Administration
  • Certificate - Criminal Justice

  • Cazenovia College (Cazenovia, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminology & Homeland Security

  • Clinton Community College (Plattsburgh, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Corning Community College (Corning, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

  • CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice (New York, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminology
  • Bachelor of Arts - Deviant Behavior and Social Control
  • Bachelor of Arts - Forensic Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts - International Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts - Judicial Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts - Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Science - Corrections
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science
  • Bachelor of Science - Security Management
  • Certificate - Public Management
  • Master of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts - Forensic Mental Health
  • Master of Arts - Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Arts - International Crime and Justice
  • Master of Public Administration - Inspector General Track
  • Master of Public Administration - Public Administration
  • Master of Science - Forensic Computing
  • Master of Science - Forensic Science
  • Master of Science - Protection Management

  • CUNY-Bronx Community College (Bronx, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Paralegal Studies

  • CUNY-Hostos Community College (Bronx, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Associate in Science - Science for Forensic Science
  • Certificate - Legal Administrative Assistant

  • CUNY-LaGuardia Community College (Long Island City, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

  • CUNY-New York City College of Technology (Brooklyn, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree - Law and Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor Degree - Law and Paralegal Studies

  • CUNY-The Graduate Center (New York, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Criminal Justice

  • Dominican College (Orangeburg, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • Elmira College (Elmira, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Graduate Advanced Certificate - Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Management
  • Master of Science in Management - Emergency-Disaster Preparedness Management

  • Excelsior College (Albany, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • AS - Criminal Justice (Online)
  • BS - Criminal Justice (with a concentration in Administration of Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement & Public Safety, or Homeland Security) (online)
  • MS in Criminal Justice (with a concentration Homeland Security & Emergency Management) (online)

  • Finger Lakes Community College (Canandaigua, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Certificate - Criminal Justice

  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College (Johnstown, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Criminal Justice

  • Genesee Community College (Batavia, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science - Economic Crime Investigation - Computer Security
  • Associate of Science - Economic Crime Investigation - Financial Investigation
  • Associate of Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Certificate - Criminal Justice

  • Herkimer County Community College (Herkimer, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice (online)
  • Associate in Science - Criminal Justice: Cybersecurity (online)
  • Associate in Science - Criminal Justice: Economic Crime (online)
  • Associate in Science - Criminal Justice: Forensic Investigations
  • Associate in Science - Criminal Justice (online)
  • Associate of Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Science - Paralegal Studies (online)
  • Certificate - Corrections

  • Hilbert College (Hamburg, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation
  • Bachelor of Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Certificate - Security Management (online)

  • Hudson Valley Community College (Troy, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Investigation
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice (online)

  • Iona College (New Rochelle, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Keuka College (Keuka Park, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice Systems
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science - Criminal Justice Administration

  • LIU Brentwood (Brentwood, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science - Criminal Justice

  • LIU Post (Brookville, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science
  • Bachelor of Science - Security Administration
  • Master of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Long Island Business Institute (Flushing, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Court Reporting

  • Marist College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Paralegal
  • Master of Public Administration - Criminal Justice (online)

  • Medaille College (Buffalo, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Corporate and Homeland Security
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Private Security

  • Mohawk Valley Community College (Utica, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Cybersecurity

  • Molloy College (Rockville Centre, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Monroe College (Bronx, NY / New Rochelle, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice (online)
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice (online)
  • Master of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Monroe Community College (Rochester, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice: Corrections Administration
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice: Police
  • Associate of Applied Science - Emergency Management
  • Associate of Applied Science - Legal Office Administration
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Criminal Justice: Corrections Administration
  • Certificate - Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
  • Certificate - Emergency Management
  • Certificate - Law Enforcement
  • Certificate - Paralegal Studies

  • Nassau Community College (Garden City, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

  • New York Career Institute (New York, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Occupational Studies - Stenotype Court Reporter
  • Associate of Science - Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Associate of Science - Stenotype Court Reporting
  • Certificate - Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Certificate - Stenotype Hearing Reporting
  • Certificate - Stenotype Stenographer

  • New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Niagara University (Lewiston, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Masters in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Minor - Computer Crime
  • Minor - Fraud Examination and Economic Crime
  • Minor - Justice and Peace Studies

  • North Country Community College (Saranac Lake, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice

  • Orange County Community College (Middletown, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Police Science
  • Certificate - Law Enforcement/Security

  • Pace University (New York, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science
  • Bachelor of Science/Master of Science - Forensic Science
  • Certificate - Information Assurance in the Criminal Justice System
  • Master of Science - Forensic Science
  • Minor - Information Assurance for the Criminal Justice System
  • Minor - Peace and Justice Studies

  • Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute (Binghamton, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Certificate - Criminal Justice

  • Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Information Security and Forensics
  • Certificate - Disaster and Emergency Management (online)
  • Master of Science - Environmental, Health and Safety Management (online)

  • Saint Joseph's College-New York (Patchogue, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Peace and Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Saint Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science

  • St. Francis College (Brooklyn Heights, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • St. John's University (Queens, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree - Criminal Justice (online)
  • Bachelor Degree - Criminal Justice (online)

  • St. Joseph's College New York (Brooklyn, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelors in Criminal Justice - Community Correctional Alternatives
  • Bachelors in Criminal Justice - Juvenile Justice
  • Bachelors in Criminal Justice - Law and Justice
  • Bachelors in Criminal Justice - Mental Health
  • Bachelors in Criminal Justice - Tech and Criminal Justice Systems
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice

  • Sullivan County Community College (Loch Sheldrake, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science - Emergency Management
  • Certificate - Legal Assistant

  • SUNY College at Oneonta (Oneonta, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • SUNY College at Oswego (Oswego, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Public Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Insurance and Risk Management

  • SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (Delhi, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • SUNY-Adirondack Community College (Queensbury, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Substance Abuse Services
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice - Police

  • SUNY-Albany (Albany, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • SUNY-Broome Community College (Binghamton, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal
  • Associate of Science - Corrections
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice-Police
  • Associate of Science - Homeland Security
  • Certificate - Paralegal

  • SUNY-Buffalo State College (Buffalo, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Chemistry

  • SUNY-Canton (Canton, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Technology - Criminal Investigation
  • Bachelor of Technology - Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Bachelor of Technology - Emergency Management (online)

  • SUNY-College of Technology at Alfred (Alfred, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree - Court Reporting
  • Certificate - Court Reporting

  • SUNY-Columbia-Greene Community College (Hudson, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • SUNY-Dutchess Community College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
  • Associate of Applied Science - Fire Protection Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal
  • Associate of Applied Science - Public and Private Security
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice (Transfer)
  • Certificate - Paralegal

  • SUNY-Erie Community College (Buffalo, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting
  • Associate of Applied Science - Emergency Management
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Arts - Law Enforcement
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Crime Scene Technology
  • Certificate - Homeland Security

  • SUNY-Farmingdale State College (Farmingdale, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement

  • SUNY-Jamestown Community College (Jamestown, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice: Police
  • Associate of Applied Science - Public Safety Technology: Fire Science
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Corrections Officer Technology
  • Certificate - Law Enforcement Technology
  • Certificate - Public Safety Technology: Fire Science

  • SUNY-Jefferson Community College (Watertown, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Corrections
  • Associate of Applied Science - Forensics
  • Associate of Applied Science - Law Enforcement with Police Academy Option
  • Associate of Applied Science - Law Enforcement
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Criminal Justice

  • SUNY-Niagara County Community College (Sanborn, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

  • SUNY-Onondaga Community College (Syracuse, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate in Science - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Law Enforcement

  • SUNY-Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • SUNY-Potsdam (Potsdam, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice

  • SUNY-Rockland Community College (Suffern, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Fire Protection Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Paralegal Studies

  • SUNY-Schenectady County Community College (Schenectady, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree - Paralegal

  • SUNY-Suffolk County Community College (Selden, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Fire Protection Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Criminal Justice: Police Administration
  • Certificate - Fire Investigation
  • Certificate - Paralegal Studies

  • SUNY-The College at Brockport (Brockport, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Public Administration - Public Safety
  • Master of Science - Forensic Accounting

  • SUNY-Ulster County Community College (Stone Ridge, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Applied Science - Emergency Management
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Police Basic Training

  • SUNY-Westchester Community College (Valhalla, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Computer Security and Forensics
  • Associate of Applied Science - Corrections
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Applied Science - Police Science
  • Certificate - Paralegal Studies

  • Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Technical Career Institutes (New York, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Security Services and Management

  • The College of Saint Rose (Albany, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Behavior, and Law
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science

  • The Sage Colleges (Albany, NY / Troy, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Crime and Justice Policy
  • Bachelor of Science - Law and Society
  • Bachelor of Science - Public Affairs
  • Certificate - Forensic Mental Health
  • Master of Science - Forensic Mental Health

  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (Dryden, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Computer Forensics
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Criminal Justice

  • Utica College Online (Syracuse, NY)
    Programs Offered:
  • BS - Crime Investigation (online)
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Security (online)
  • Bachelor of Science - Economic Crime Investigation (online)
  • MBA- Fraud Management (online)
  • MS - Economic Crime Mgmt (online)
  • Master of Science - Criminal Justice Administration (online)
  • Masters Degree - Criminal Justice (online)

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