This program is for students who have an interest in the field of criminal justice. It is a joint degree program with John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in which students receive an Associate in Arts degree at Bronx Community College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at John Jay College. BCC graduates of the associate program are automatically accepted into John Jay’s program provided that they meet the academic and grade requirements (2.0 or better GPA)to continue with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at John Jay College. Criminal Justice is a growing field of study that provides intellectual stimulation 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, as well as working with people.
Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. Crystal Rodriguez
Our Criminal Justice Program is a joint degree program with John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Students receive an Associate of Arts degree from Bronx Community College, meeting all the academic requirements, and transition seamlessly to John Jay College to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CURRICULUM (PATHWAYS)
60 Credits required for AA Degree
A. English Composition (6 Credits)
B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning¹ (3 Credits)
C. Life and Physical Science² (3-4 Credits)
A. World Cultures and Global Issues (6 Credits)
B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity (3 Credits)
C. Creative Expression (3 Credits)
D. Individual and Society (3 Credits)
E. Scientific World (3 Credits)
Students will complete a minimum of 12 credits of these requirements within the Flexible Core. Transfer students who have completed Common Core requirements at a previous institution will not be required to complete credits in excess of the 60 credit requirement.
- ART 11 Introduction to Art History OR ART 12 Introduction to Art History: Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East OR MUS 11 Introduction to Music OR MUS 12 Introduction to Music: A Multi-Cultural Survey of World Music (0-3 Credits)
- COMM 11 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication OR COMM 20 Public Speaking and Critical Listening (0-3 Credits)
- ENG³ English Elective (0-3 Credits)
Major Requirements (cont.)
- HISTORY⁴ Select ONE from HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, OR PHILOSOPHY (0-3 Credits)
- HIS 20 American Nation (0-3 Credits)
- POL 11 American National Government(0-3 Credits)
- SOC 11 Sociology (0-3 Credits)
- SOC 31 Race and Ethnic Relations OR
SOC 37 Social Inequality (0-3 Credits)
- PSY 11 Introduction to Psychology (0-3 Credits)
Additional Major Requirements
- SCIENCE LAB¹ Science Laboratory (0-1 Credits)
- PEA Physical Education OR CPR 10 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (1 Credit)
- Free Electives (1-4 Credits)
Criminal Justice Requirements
- CRJ 11 Introduction to Criminal Justice (0-3Credits)
- CRJ 21 Introduction to Criminology (3 Credits)
- CRJ 22 Introduction to Policing (3 Credits)
- CRJ 23 Introduction to Corrections OR
LAW 65 Criminal Law and Procedures (3 Credits)
¹ Students who take or transfer with MTH 30 or MTH 31 will have fulfilled Required Core B and will reduce free elective credits by one.
²This requirement is satisfied if a student takes a 4-credit STEM variant course in Required Area C or Flexible Core E.
³ Choose any ENG course from ENG 120-199. 4 Choose from GEO, PHL or any HIS course other than HIS 20.