Degree Programs

The SUNY Orange Department of Criminal Justice offers two degree programs: The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Criminal Justice and the Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Criminal Justice/Police.

Both programs are designed to develop the practical and analytical skills needed for a student to embark on a career in criminal justice.  Students who intend to continue their education beyond an associate’s degree are strongly encouraged to pursue the A.S. degree, rather than the A.A.S.

The required courses for each program are listed below.

Associate in Science (A.S.) in Criminal Justice

  • English 101
  • English 102
  • College Algebra (Math 121) or higher*
  • General Psychology or Intro to Sociology
  • A SUNY Natural Science
  • Foundations of Communication
  • Restricted SUNY Elective**
  • Restricted SUNY Elective**
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Education
  • Concepts of Physical Wellness
  • Elective
  • Criminal Justice
  • Industrial Security or Patrol Operations
  • Police Organization and Administration
  • Criminology
  • Police Community Relations
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Investigation I
  • Corrections, Probation and Parole
  • Understanding the Juvenile Offender
  • Criminalistics
  • Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure

* Students must complete Math 121 (or higher).  Math 102 can be counted as an elective.

** Select from SUNY Western Civilization or Other/World Civilization or Arts
or Foreign Language or American History lists.  Do not duplicate.

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Criminal Justice/Police

  • English 101
  • English 102
  • Intro to Sociology or Social Problems
  • Foundations of Communication
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Education
  • Concepts of Physical Wellness
  • Math or Liberal Arts Science
  • Math or Liberal Arts Science
  • Elective
  • U.S. Government-State and Local `
  • A Psychology Course
  • Criminal Justice
  • Industrial and Private Security
  • Patrol Operations
  • Police Organization and Administration
  • Criminology
  • Police Community Relations
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Investigation I
  • Criminal Investigation II
  • Understanding the Juvenile Offender
  • Criminalistics

Note: Please see the College bulletin for more complete information regarding these programs.

Contact:
Professor Dennis O'Loughlin, Chair
Email
(845) 341-4355