Criminal Justice

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 64 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0).

Each full-time Criminal Justice student with a minimum 2.5 GPA must take one six-credit course in Cooperative Education during the third or fourth semester. (Those students who do not have a minimum 2.5 GPA will be required to take six additional credit hours in criminal justice courses.) Based on your area of career choice, you will be assigned to an agency or department within FLCC's service area. Cooperative Education is offered during the Spring and Fall Semesters. For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:


  • COM 110 Public Speaking
  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 102 Introduction to Reading Literature

Social Science

  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • 6 credit hours of Social Science Electives

Mathematics and Science

  • 3 credit hours of Mathematics Electives
  • 6 credit hours of Science Electives

Criminal Justice

  • CJC 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJC 117 Issues in Constitutional Law
  • CJC 200 Cooperative Education OR 6 credit hours of Criminal Justice (CJC) Electives
  • CJC 210 Family Court
  • CJC 105 Criminal Law OR CJC 110 Criminal Procedure Law

The balance of Criminal Justice courses will be selected from the following courses in consultation with an advisor. A total of 27 credit hours in Criminal Justice courses is required.

  • CJC 105 Criminal Law OR CJC 110 Criminal Procedure Law
  • CJC 115 Law of Evidence
  • CJC 120 Corrections Procedure
  • CJC 125 Juvenile Justice
  • CJC 130 Probation Administration
  • CJC 205 Philosophy of Criminal Investigation
  • CJC 212 Introduction to Criminalistics
  • CJC 215 Current Practices in Corrections
  • CJC 220 Contemporary Practices in Probation
  • CJC 225 Police Community Relations
  • CJC 227 Introduction to Terrorism

Health/Physical Education

  • 4 credit hours of Health/Physical Education (HPE) Electives


  • The remainder of required hours must be made up of approved electives.

Subject Areas For Transfer Opportunities

As a student of the A.A.S. Criminal Justice degree program, you can select courses that reflect your interests and goals. Learn more about the Transfer Articulation Agreements by visiting

By appropriate course selection in consultation with a faculty advisor, students pursuing the A.A.S. Criminal Justice degree may prepare for transfer to upper-division study in the subject areas that include Police Science, Probation Assistant, Youth/Community Service and Corrections Officer.

SUNY General Education Electives

For information on which courses fulfill SUNY General Education Electives and for information on transferring to a four-year school, visit