Criminal Justice B.TECH., Major #0287

The bachelor of technology in Criminal Justice is designed to give students a thorough hands-on preparation for employment in the field, either as public safety officials or in the private sector. Students are challenged by courses that address practical and current issues in law enforcement. In addition to courses in the Criminal Justice area, students will work with advisors to complete a technological sequence with a minimum of nine credits. Examples of technological sequence disciplines include Information Technology, Natural Resources, Economics and White Collar Crime, Adolescents and the Criminal Justice System, and Public Safety and Security. The program also includes a 15-credit full-time internship to give students extensive experience in a real-world Criminal Justice setting.

As a result of new technologies, including forensic sciences, DNA, new evidence collection equipment, crime scene investigation advances, surveillance expertise, computers, and the specialty services instituted since 9/11, the need for a higher level of training and education in the criminal justice field is essential. We have drawn on advances in all areas of the protective services to create this technologically- based academic degree program to support the criminal justice fields with highly qualified personnel.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify, collect, and preserve evidence according to standard police practice utilizing traditional, current, and technological methods in a manner that is mutually beneficial to all of the stakeholders in the criminal justice system.

  • Recognize and evaluate essential criminal justice-related skills including computer and network threats and vulnerabilities within public and private sectors, competent construction of emergency plans and mutual aid agreements to assist with the interagency cooperation necessary to ensure the public’s safety in accordance with nationally accepted procedures.

  • Identify and describe diversity and cultural influences in human behavior, particularly in stressful events.

  • Assess the effectiveness of nationally accepted procedures and concepts in emergency preparedness.

  • Critique the varying goals and priorities of the many disciplines in the criminal justice system.

  • Integrate and convey concepts through the application of critical thinking, writing, and communication.

Curriculum Requirements - 122 Credits

Course

Credits

CJUS 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJUS 201 - Corrections

3

CJUS 202 - Policing    

3

CJUS 220 - Criminal Investigation I          

3

CJUS 221 - Criminal Investigation II 

3

CJUS 230 -Penal Law 

3

CJUS 231 - Criminal Procedure Law 

3

CJUS 301 - Crime Scene Investigation and Management

3

CJUS 311 - Interviewing Techniques in Criminal Justice 

3

CJUS 414 - Investigation of Staff Misconduct & Workplace Violence

3

CJUS 449 - Criminal Justice Internship Preparation

1

CJUS 450 - Criminal Justice Internship

15

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

COMP 102 - Writing about Literature  

3

COMP 310 - Advanced Technical Writing     

3

Foreign Language as Advised 

3

Mathematics as Advised

3

History as Advised  

3

Natural Science as Advised

3

PHIL 311- Professional Ethics

3

POLI 113 - American Judiciary System

3

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

PSYC 304 - Industrial/Organizational Psych

OR

PSYC - 384 Group Behavior

OR

PSYC - 386 Social Psychology

3

SOCI - 101 Introduction to Sociology

3

CITA - 101 Computer Applications I 

3

WELL 101 - Stress and Wellness 

OR
PHED - Physical Education as advised

3

GNED - 100 First Year Experience 

2

Additional General Elective Credits Required

8

CJUS 405 - Crime Scene Photography

1

CJUS 412 Arson and Bomb Investigation

3

CJUS 498 - Special Topics Criminal Justice 

3

Technical Sequence Courses as Advised

9

Students will consult with their advisor and faculty in the technical area and will select 9 credits that best meet their needs and career plans. 

Sample Technical Sequences

Information Technology

course

Credits

Information Technology

CITA 120 - Computer Concepts & Op Sys

3

CITA 140 - Introduction to Programming  Credits

3

CITA 150 - Data Management Techniques     

3

CITA 190 - Intro to LINUX/UNIX Operating Systems 

3

CITA 200 - Data Comm. & Networking

3

CITA 201 - Visual Programming & Development 

3

CITA 260 - Photograph & Digital Imaging

3

CITA 270 - Fund Network Security 

3

CITA 305 - Computer Crimes and Digital Forensics

3

STS 31 - Investigating Cyberculture

3

Natural Resources

ENSC 106 - Pesticide Use and Handling

3

ENVT 100 - Intro to Environmental Technology  

3

NATR 110 - Natural Resources Measurements     

3

NATR 120 - Intro to Recreation Area Management

3

RENG 102 - Renewable Energy Resources 

3

RREN 303 - Fundamentals of Geospatial Systems

3

RREN 305 - Renewable Resources Law & Regulations 

3

Economics/White Collar Crime

ECON 100 - Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

ECON 140 - Introduction to Microeconomics

3

ECON 300 - Money, Banking, & Financial Markets     

3

ECON 370 -International Economics

3

CJUS 315 - White Collar Crime

3

BSAD 101 -Business in 21st Century

3

BSAD 116 - Business Org & Management 

3

Adolescents and Criminal Justice    

CJUS 235 - Juvenile Delinquency

3

COMM 131 - Small Group Discussion 

3

COMM 121 - Theories Interpersonal Communication

3

PSYC 242 - Adolescent Development

3

SOCI 201 - Social Problems 21st Century

3

SOCI 220 - Marriage and the Family

3

Public Safety/Security

BSAD 107 - Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Gaming

3

CAS 103 - Casino Security

3

CAS 311 - Surveillance & Security Technologies 

3

RRMT 450 - Facilities Safety & Security

3

SOCI 390 - Urban Sociology 

3

STS 316 0 Investigating Cyberculture

3

Policing

CJUS- 316 Animal Abuse Investigation

1

CJUS 405- Crime Scene Photography

1

CJUS 314- Diversity in Criminal Justice System

1

CJUS 313 - Sex Offenses

1

CJUS 404 - Use of Force Continuums 

1

COMM 131 - Interpersonal Communication

3

PHED 150 - Self Defense

1

PSYC 242 - Adolescent Development

3

RREN 303 - Fundamentals of Geospatial Systems

3

Suggested Course Sequence

course

CREDITS

Year 1/Fall - 17-18 Credits

CJUS 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

POLI 113 - American Judiciary System

3

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

GEND 100 - First Year Experience

3

WELL 101 - Stress and Wellness

OR

PHED - Physical Education

3

SUNY General Education Science as Advised

3

Year 1/Spring - 15 Credits

CJUS 201 - Corrections

3

CJUS 202 - Policing

3

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

MATH - SUNY General Education Math as Advised

3

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

Year 2/Fall - 15 Credits

CJUS 220 - Criminal Investigation I

3

CJUS 230 - Penal Law

3

CITA 101 - Computer Applications I

3

 Foreign Language as Advised

3

SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology

3

Year 2/Spring - 18 Credits

CJUS 221 - Criminal Investigation II

3

CJUS 231 - Criminal Procedure Law

3

 Foreign Language as Advised

3

HIST - History as Advised

3

PSYC 304 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

OR

PSYC 384 - Group Behavior

OR

PSYC 386 - Social Psychology

3

 Technical Sequence Course

3

Year 3/Fall - 15 Credits

CJUS 301 - Crime Scene Investigation and Management

3

CJUS 311 - Interviewing Techniques in Criminal Justice

3

PHIL 311 - Professional Ethics

3

 Criminal Justice Elective

3

 General Elective

3

Year 3/Spring - 15 Credits

CJUS 414 - Workplace Violence and Employee Misconduct

3

COMP 310 - Advanced Technical Writing

3

 Criminal Justice Elective

3

 Technical Sequence Course

3

 General Elective

3

Year 4/Fall - 12 Credits

CJUS 449 - Criminal Justice Internship Orientation

1

 Criminal Justice Electives

6

 General Electives

2

 Technical Sequence Course

3

Year 4/Spring - 15 Credits

CJUS 450 - Criminal Justice Internship

15