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Criminal Justice, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
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Overview

With strong preparation in conceptual knowledge, students gain practical experience in Criminal Justice at Alfred State College SUNY College of Technology, including the opportunity to complete either an internship or a lab-based criminal investigation course in their final semester. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively and appropriately in written and oral form.
  • Apply critical thinking to modern criminal justice practices, procedures, and policies, as well as other disciplines.
  • Perform the basic operations of personal computer use and employ basic research techniques to locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Describe the development of the US criminal justice system, its structures, laws, and functions, and how the system fits within the US democratic system.
  • Explain the importance of ethical behavior by criminal justice professionals as part of the social contract between a diverse citizenry and the criminal justice system.

Career

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the New York State Department of Labor predict that job opportunities will exist over the next decade in law enforcement at the local, county, state, and federal levels, and in correctional institutions, parole and probation departments, private security companies, and police science organizations, among others. 

Though the numbers point to no more than a stable projected job market over the next few years, the sheer volume of criminal justice positions should ensure ample opportunities for graduates possessing expertise in the field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Freshman Composition
  • Statistics 
  • Statistical Methods & Analysis
  • General Psychology
  • General Sociology
  • Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • American Government
  • Introduction to Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Required: Algebra, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined reading/writing and math SAT score of 1080 or a composite ACT score of 21.
  • Recommended: Geometry, Biology

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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