Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration

The Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department creates a broad educational experience that provides you with an understanding of the conditions that cause crime in our communities and the response to our multicultural society.


The study of community, crime and justice includes a comprehensive approach that will enhance your understanding of criminal and social justice and lead to opportunities for self-improvement and growth. Our goal is to educate graduates to become critical and ethical members of a diverse society. Upon graduation, our students will demonstrate literacy within their discipline by critically analyzing specific issues in their chosen field of study. Students also will develop analytical skills (research, reasoning, writing) and competencies that lead to appropriate professional behaviors and broader social, political and economic contexts within which the justice system operates.

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Criminal Justice Jump Start

Each year, prior to the start of the fall semester, the department holds a Criminal Justice Jump Start program. The program is designed to help Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration majors develop a foundation for college success.

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Academic Advisement

Students in this department receive academic advisement by appointment.

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Our faculty members have chosen this field because of their passion for teaching and a number have received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence, which is the highest honor a faculty member or administrator can receive in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. They are involved in professional activities, both on campus and in the community. Faculty also serves as advisors for the Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Association. Our faculty will discuss your future plans and offer suggestions and guidance.

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Department or program information:

Ricky P. Thibodeau
Amstuz Hall, Suite 300

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.