The Criminal Justice A.S. program is designed to prepare students to transfer into a Criminal Justice bachelor's degree program. The program is writing and research intensive and parallels the first two years of a four-year Criminal Justice program.

This is the primary program for students who plan to complete a rigorous two-year study in Criminal Justice at Hudson Valley and then continue their education at the baccalaureate level and beyond.

The college also offers a Criminal Justice A.A.S. program. Contact the department to speak with an advisor about which degree program is right for you.

This program is offered through the Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department.

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Criminal Justice student receiving the Sheriff's Award

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Career and Transfer Opportunities

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Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here are median salaries taken from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017): Probation Officer, $64,930; Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer, $68,880; Corrections Officer, $52,330; Loss Prevention Specialist, $24,210; New York State Police Trooper, $70,652.

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Transfer institutions include UAlbany, The College of Saint Rose, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and SUNY Plattsburgh, which offers its Criminal Justice B.A. program on the Hudson Valley campus.

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Recent employers have included: Albany County Department of Social Services, NYS Attorney General, Colonie Police Department, Rensselaer County Sheriff, TSA and Vanderheyden Hall.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Ann B. Geisendorfer, J.D.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE, FORENSIC SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Amstuz Science 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.