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.
Upon successful completion of the Criminal Justice program requirements, students will be able to:
- Describe from a historical and systemic perspective criminal justice institutions (cops, courts, corrections) and how they relate to each other.
- Identify and explain the mechanism, dynamics, and situational context of crime and criminal behavior, and methods of prevention and treatment.
- Apply theories related to the policy and practice of the criminal justice system.
- Demonstrate the ability to asses, conduct, interpret, and apply criminal justice research.