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Do you want to protect people and property? Play a positive role in your community? Have a career where no two days are the same? Onondaga Community College offers two Associate Degrees that help you develop the critical knowledge and vital skills you will need in this challenging environment.
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What You Will Learn:

You will gain an overview of the entire criminal justice system, including: the courts, criminal law, law enforcement and police-community relations, ethics, delinquency, institutional and community corrections, criminology, private security, homeland security, forensics, as well as organization and management. You will also study psychology and sociology as they relate to the field.
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What It Is Like:

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree prepares you to enter the criminal justice field after two years of study. The Associate in Science (AS) lays the foundation for a four-year degree and beyond. Both degrees will allow you to focus on criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections security or criminalistics. Both programs emphasize the ethical conduct so important to this field.
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Where It Can Take You:

Upon successful completion of this degree program, you will be well prepared to continue your studies toward a four-year degree program or to go directly into professions in law enforcement, corrections, the judiciary, private security and juvenile offender settings. If you are already working in the field, a degree can help advance your career.
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This degree program has transfer agreements with the colleges listed below. This means you can start your degree here and finish it there without losing credits.

  • SUNY Albany
  • Buffalo State
  • Cazenovia College
  • Hartwick College
  • Houghton College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Empire State College
  • SUNY Oswego
  • Utica College

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"I realized that being on the force was what I really wanted to do. I could never go back to working at a desk." ~Amy S.