Criminal Justice (A.A.S.)

Online Degree Option

The Criminal Justice Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) degree can be completed online without ever taking a campus-based course. Online students must have ready access to a computer with an internet connection. Students must be self-motivated, organized and possess strong time management skills.

An important note about tuition for online students who live outside New York State: Students residing outside New York State who take online courses exclusively will be charged New York State resident rates. For more information, contact the Cashier's office.

Steps to Enroll Online

Apply online using the college's WIReD system at

After you complete the application process, you will receive a confirmation letter. Following your application, we also request that you contact the Department via email or phone to speak with an academic advisor.

Your online degree advisor is Howard Bancroft. He can be reached at (518) 629-7491, or by calling the college toll-free at 1-877-325-4822, extension 7491.

Important Additional Information

  • The Criminal Justice degree program may accept up to 30 applicable credits from a regionally accredited institution.  Only four Criminal Justice courses (12 credits) may be transferred into the program.  All Criminal Justice courses must have been taken within seven years in order to be applicable toward this degree program.  A Forensic Science course will not be accepted as transfer credit into the program.
  • The Criminal Justice degree program does not give college credit for professional training courses or life experience.
  • Please note that not all courses are offered every semester, and there are limited online choices for some of the required courses.  With careful planning in conjunction with an academic advisor, students can successfully plan their online degree requirements.