Welcome to the Criminal Justice Academy at Bronx Community College.
Criminal justice is a growing field of study that provides academic theory and practical experience for students with an interest in police science, law, security management, and other fields that incorporate supporting the infrastructure of the law, justice systems, and social services.
The Criminal Justice Program at Bronx Community College is a joint degree program with The City University of New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Students receive an Associate in Arts degree from Bronx Community College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from John Jay College. BCC graduates of the associate program are automatically accepted in John Jay's program provided they meet the academic and grade requirements (2.0 or higher GPA) to continue.
In 2010, BCC was awarded a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen the Criminal Justice Program. The grant has so far enabled BCC and John Jay College to lay critical groundwork and help students make significant progress by establishing the BCC Criminal Justice Academy. The grant has also made it possible to offer students new database systems, computers, workshops, social media, and co-curricular programs (including events, field trips, clubs, and guest lectures).