The Criminal Justice degree provides a foundation in Law Enforcement and Public Service, allowing students to transfer to a number of 4-year program options. With the Joint degree program through John Jay, students are able to seamlessly transfer.
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Criminal Justice is a Dual/Joint degree program with John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Once you complete your degree at LaGuardia, you will be able to enter John Jay College as a third year student in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree. The Criminal Justice degree leads to careers in Public Service and the Criminal Justice system.
Students who major in Criminal Justice may pursue careers working in public policy, law enforcement, investigation, and/or criminal justice reform. This could include working in community organizations or with legislators at local, state or federal levels.
FBI Agent or Detective/Criminal Investigator
Lawyer/Attorney (Law School)
A. REQUIRED CORE: 12 credits
English: 6 credits
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credits
Life and Physical Sciences: 3 credits
B. FLEXIBLE CORE: 18 credits
Select one course from each of the five flexible core categories AND one additional course from any of the five categories.
To complete the degree requirements from the Flexible Core, students are advised to select courses from the recommended course selections listed on the program website. Note: Students can select only two courses from any one discipline.
|CJF101 First Year Seminar for Criminal Justice||3|
|SSJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|SSJ202 Corrections and Sentencing||3|
|SSN204 Crime and Justice in Urban Society||3|
|ENG103 Writing and Preparing the Research paper||3|
|SSS100 Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SSP101 U.S. Power and Politics||3|
|Select one of the following courses:||3|
|SSH101 Themes in American History to 1865|
|SSH102 Themes in American History since 1865|
|SSH103 Western Civilization from Ancient Times to the Renaissance|
|SSH104 Western Civilization from the Renaissance to Modern Times|
|SSH105 World History from Ancient Times to 1500|
|SSH106 World History from 1500 to the Present|
|SSH110 East Asia Civilization and Societies|
|SSH231 Afro-American History|
|SSH232 Survey of Latin American and Caribbean History|
|TOTAL CREDITS: 60|
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