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Criminal Justice

In our complex, technological society, criminal justice practitioners deal with a variety of people, social problems, conflict situations, and incidents. Our A.S. and A.A.S. degrees provide courses in criminal justice, social sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and computer technology. An optional internship component affords students the opportunities for experiential learning in a number of criminal justice agencies.

Degree Requirements

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Recent graduates have been employed by an array or organizations, including Cortland City Police and Sheriff’s departments, Ithaca City Police, New York State Police, Tompkins and Tioga County Sheriff’s departments, and Tompkins Cortland Community College Campus Police. Learn more about related jobs: 

Program Chair

Eric Sambolec Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology

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Transfer Options

Many graduates have continued their education at a four- year college or university. For specific transfer information, contact your academic advisor in the Criminal Justice program, the Criminal Justice Program Chair, and the Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services office.

Our graduates have transferred to institutions including:

  • Alfred State
  • Buffalo State College
  • Cazenovia College
  • Hilbert College
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Hartwick College
  • University at Albany
  • Binghamton University
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Cortland
  • SUNY College at Oneonta
  • SUNY College at Oswego


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