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Curriculum Information Guide

Criminal Justice: Police, Courts and Corrections

Dr. LaNina N. Cooke
Dept. of Criminal Justice
School of Arts & Sciences

The Bachelor of Science program in Criminal Justice: Police, Courts, and Corrections prepares students for careers in law enforcement and corrections on the local, state, and federal levels. Career opportunities for graduates also exist with the courts, as well as with private police and military police forces. 

The program blends coursework in patrol operations, homeland security and counterterrorism, courts and the judiciary, probation and parole, privacy law, civil rights and liberties, law enforcement administration, leadership and ethics, intelligence operations, and intelligence analysis to provide students with the ability to develop tactical and strategic plans to reduce crime and protect society.

The goal of this program is to produce graduates with a critical understanding of criminal justice agency operations, theories, and practices, crime and its causes, how intelligence operations and analysis can improve the ability of the police to counter terrorism and crime and who are prepared to use modern criminal justice agency operations and specialized approaches in the design of crime reduction programs.


Typical Employment Opportunities:

Police and Sherrif's Patrol Officers
Transit and Railroad Police
New York Detectives and Criminal Investigators
New York State Probation Office and Correctional Treatment Specialist

Criminal Justice: Police, Courts, and Corrections (BS) Program Objectives:

  • Graduates will be able to utilize intelligence operations and analysis in the design of police strategic and tactical planning efforts.
  • Graduates will be able to undertake and complete the design and implementation of criminal justice agency  programs aimed at reducing crime.
  • Graduates will be able to develop an assessment program which measures and evaluates criminal justice agency performance.
  • Graduates will be able to formulate and interpret policies the impact the criminal justice system in its efforts toward public safety.
Fall 2019 - Subject to Revision
Liberal Arts and Sciences (37 credits)
EGL 101 Composition I: College Writing (GE) 3
SPE 130 Public Speaking (GE) 3
MTH 110 Statistics (GE) 3
Humanities Elective (GE) 3
Arts Elective (GE) 3
History Elective (GE) 3
Natural Science course with a lab (GE) 4
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (GE) 3
SOC 122 Introduction to Sociology (GE) 3
Foreign Language (GE) 3
SOC 229 Race and Ethnic Relations (GE) OR  
  SOC 231 Multiculturalism (GE) 3
EGL 102 Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
Required: Lower Division (39 credits)
GEO 110 Maps and Map Analysis 3
CRJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 101 Law Enforcement and Community Relations 3
CRJ 102 Juvenile Delinquency 3
CRJ 105 Corrections in America 3
CRJ 115 Computer Forensics 3
CRJ 200 Criminal Investigation 3
CRJ 201 Criminalistics 3
CRJ 203 Criminology 3
CRJ 204 Criminal Law 3
CRJ 205 Criminal Procedure Law 3
CRJ 211 Law Enforcement Administration 3
Free Elective 3
Required: Upper Division (47 credits)
SOC 366 Sociological Research Methods 3
HIS 341 Terrorism & Modern World 3
PSY 315 Abnormal Psychology 3
Upper Division Technical Elective 6
CRJ 350 Courts and the Judiciary 3
CRJ 360 Probation and Parole 3
CRJ 370 Patrol Operations 4
CRJ 374 Intelligence Operations 4
CRJ 380 Homeland Security and Counterterrorism 3
CRJ 405 Corrections and Reentry 3
CRJ 425 Policy and Program Evaluation 3
CRJ 450 Privacy and Equality 3
CRJ 454 Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 460W Senior Project (Capstone) 3
Total Credits 123

Curriculum Summary

Degree Type: BS
Total Required Credits: 123

Please refer to the General Education, Applied Learning, and Writing Intensive requirement sections of the College Catalog and consult with your advisor to ensure that graduation requirements are satisfied.


Technical electives may be selected from the following list:  Any 100- or 200-level CRJ or GEO course from an accredited program, CRJ 316 Victimology, CRJ 354 Police Leadership, CRJ 400 Corrections and Reentry Management and Administration, CRJ 445 Case Studies in Intelligence, PSY 300/CRJ 300 Forensic Psychology, PSY 304 Multicultural Psychology, PSY 311 Organizational Behavior

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.