Dec 01, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Criminal Justice (A.S.)

Onondaga Community College’s Criminal Justice A.S. degree can help you develop the skills you will need in this challenging environment. This degree lays the foundation for a four-year degree in a related field. If you are already employed in the criminal justice system, the degree can sharpen your skills and advance your career. The CRJ A.S. program provides an overview of the entire criminal justice system, including the court system, criminal law, police-community relations, ethics, juvenile justice, probation, parole, law, evidence, and criminology. If you plan to continue your studies in a related field, the A.S. degree is designed for a seamless transition into a four-year college or university program. If your plans change and you decide to enter the workforce after finishing your A.S. degree in Criminal Justice, you will be prepared for a variety of challenging positions.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Criminal Justice program at Onondaga Community College is to facilitate students’ acquisition and integration of knowledge, abilities, and ethical decision-making within the context of the criminal justice curriculum.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of core content areas within the field.
  2. Demonstrate critical-thinking skills by evaluating and synthesizing primary theories and concepts underlying the criminal justice field.
  3. Articulate ethical issues and describe appropriate responses for practitioners or criminal justicians in a diverse society.
  4. Demonstrate information literacy by preparing research reports using electronic databases and online academic sources.

Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

Total Program Credits: 15

Third Semester

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 15

Total Program Credits: 60