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Curriculum Information Guide

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement

Dr. LaNina N. Cooke,  Chair
Criminal Justice Department
School of Arts & Sciences


Associate in Science Degree

The goal of this program is to prepare students to be real-life problem solvers in the field of law enforcement. The program is designed to develop procedural competencies and broad-based knowledge in students who wish to pursue careers in Criminal Justice as well as for in-service personnel who seek career advancement in law enforcement. The Department offers a full-time day program and a part-time evening program. Students have the opportunity to interact with faculty who represent a wide spectrum of Criminal Justice experience, expertise and scholarly achievement including assistance to the National Institute of Justice and numerous state and local agencies, task forces and professional and learned societies.

We remain faithful to our tradition of providing students with a broad based educational experience by drawing from the deep reservoirs of knowledge of the arts and sciences. Our associate degree program provides students with the educational credentials necessary for many law enforcement careers, and graduates who wish to continue their education will find that the AS degree enables them to transfer to a wide variety of related upper division programs.

Typical Employment Opportunities

Federal Government
U.S. Armed Forces Police
State Government
Local Government
Business and Industry Security
Enforcement Agencies
County, City, Town, Village, Law
Insurance Claim Investigation

Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement (AS) Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will have knowledge of the complexities involved in law enforcement and its administration.
  • Graduates will have an understanding of investigative procedures and evidence management in police operations and will be competent in the administration of chain of custody proceeds that emphasize the courts.
  • Graduates will have an understanding of sources of criminal activity and behavior.
  • Graduates will gain understanding of criminal law and procedure, and its relationship to crime prevention and detection. 
  • Graduates will have an appreciation and understanding of the necessity for personal integrity, professional ethics, and cultural awareness.

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.