Criminal Justice A.S.

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Protect your community

Onondaga’s Criminal Justice program develops students’ abilities to pursue a career in law enforcement and its related fields. 

What You'll Learn

Throughout this course you’ll gain an overview of the entire criminal justice system, including courts, criminal law, law enforcement and police-community relations, ethics, delinquency, institutional and community corrections, criminology, private security, homeland security, and forensics. You’ll also study psychology and sociology as they relate to the field. 

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What It's Like

The criminal justice program emphasizes ethical conduct and allows graduates to focus on law enforcement, corrections, security, or criminalistics. 

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Where You'll Go

Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be prepared to continue your studies toward a four-year degree, or to launch directly into a career in law enforcement, corrections, private security, or juvenile offender settings.  Also, if you are already working in the field, a degree can help advance your career.