New York Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

If the idea of working as a law enforcement agent in the “Big Apple” appeals to you, there are many academic options available to you.

NY Criminal Justice Programs

New York has 104 schools that offer criminal justice training programs in the way of 101 undergraduate degrees and four graduate degrees.

Among community colleges, training institutes, universities and four-year colleges, students can choose from various areas of study whether their interests are criminal justice, law enforcement, paralegal studies or homeland security.

Criminal Justice Scholarships

Criminal justice students can also get financial help through scholarships. Scholarship opportunities may come through the O’Grady-Brown Scholarship Fund, American Police Hall of Fame Educational Scholarship Fund, NYS Memorial Scholarship, American Association of State Troopers and Memorial Scholarships for Families of Deceased Police Officers.

Students may also get national scholarships, such as the Youth Scholarship Program, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., and STRIVE, that can benefit criminal justice students in New York as well as any scholarships the college may offer.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Below is a list of the most common criminal justice professions in New York as well as the average annual 2014 wage, predicted employment growth for 2012-2022 and the national average wage for that profession as reported by O*NET.

  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $137,700 – 0% – $115,100
  • Lawyers – $135,800 – 8% – $115,000
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $105,400 – 1% -$80,900
  • Detectives & criminal investigators – $91,400 – 0% – $79,900
  • Police & sheriff’s patrol officers – $78,900 – 2% – $56,800
  • Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists – $66,800 – -4% – $49,100
  • Correctional officers & jailers –$ 63,600- -1% – $39,800
  • Forensic science technicians – $62,100 – 1% -$55,400
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement postsecondary teachers – $60,000 – 15% – $57,200
  • Social workers, all other – $58,800 – 4% – $59,100
  • Fire inspectors & investigators – $57,300 – NA% – $56,100
  • Private detectives & investigators – $50,400 – 14% – $44,600

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in New York

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from New York

BS - Justice Administration, plus many more programs at all levels, online and over 55 different campus locations.

IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Campus-based criminal justice schools in New York

Adelphi University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Garden City, NY 

Adirondack Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Queensbury, NY 

Alfred University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Alfred, NY 

ASA College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Brooklyn, NY 

Berkeley College-New York
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


New York, NY 

Briarcliffe College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bethpage, NY 

Bryant & Stratton College-Albany
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Albany, NY 

Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Buffalo, NY 

Bryant & Stratton College-Greece
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Rochester, NY 

Bryant & Stratton College-Henrietta
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Rochester, NY 

Bryant & Stratton College-Online
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Orchard Park, NY, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Bryant & Stratton College-Southtowns
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Orchard Park, NY 

Bryant & Stratton College-Syracuse
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Syracuse, NY 

Buffalo State SUNY
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Buffalo, NY 

Canisius College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Buffalo, NY 

Cayuga County Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Auburn, NY 

Cazenovia College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Cazenovia, NY 

Clinton Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Plattsburgh, NY 

Columbia-Greene Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Hudson, NY 

Corning Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Corning, NY 

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


New York, NY 

CUNY Bronx Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Bronx, NY 

CUNY Graduate School and University Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


New York, NY 

CUNY Hostos Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Bronx, NY 

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Program Areas: Corrections | Corrections Administration | Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism Forensic Science and Technology


New York, NY 

CUNY Kingsborough Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Brooklyn, NY 

CUNY LaGuardia Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Long Island City, NY 

CUNY Queensborough Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Bayside, NY 

BS - Justice Administration, plus many more programs at all levels, online and over 55 different campus locations.

IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Dominican College of Blauvelt
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Orangeburg, NY 

Dutchess Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Poughkeepsie, NY 

Elmira College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Elmira, NY 

Erie Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Buffalo, NY 

Everest Institute-Rochester


Rochester, NY 

Excelsior College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Albany, NY 

Farmingdale State College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Farmingdale, NY 

Finger Lakes Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Canandaigua, NY 

Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Johnstown, NY 

Genesee Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Batavia, NY 

Herkimer County Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Herkimer, NY 

Hilbert College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Hamburg, NY 

Hofstra University
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Hempstead, NY 

Hudson Valley Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Troy, NY 

Iona College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


New Rochelle, NY 

ITT Technical Institute-Getzville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Getzville, NY 

Jamestown Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Jamestown, NY 

Jefferson Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Watertown, NY 

Keuka College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Keuka Park, NY 

LIU Brentwood
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Brentwood, NY 

LIU Post
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Brookville, NY 

LIU Riverhead
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Riverhead, NY 

Marist College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Poughkeepsie, NY 

Medaille College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Buffalo, NY 

Mercy College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Dobbs Ferry, NY 

Mohawk Valley Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Utica, NY 

Molloy College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Rockville Centre, NY 

Monroe College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Bronx, NY 

Monroe Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Rochester, NY 

Morrisville State College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Morrisville, NY 

Nassau Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Garden City, NY 

New York Institute of Technology
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Old Westbury, NY 

Niagara County Community College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Sanborn, NY 

Niagara University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Niagara University, NY 

North Country Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Saranac Lake, NY 

Nyack College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Nyack, NY 

Onondaga Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Syracuse, NY 

Orange County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Middletown, NY 

Pace University-New York
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


New York, NY 

Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute-Binghamton
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Binghamton, NY 

Roberts Wesleyan College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Rochester, NY 

Rochester Institute of Technology
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Rochester, NY 

Rockland Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Suffern, NY 

Saint Joseph’s College-New York
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Brooklyn, NY 

SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Melville, NY 

Schenectady County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Schenectady, NY 

St Francis College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Brooklyn Heights, NY 

St John’s University-New York
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Queens, NY 

St Thomas Aquinas College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Sparkill, NY 

Suffolk County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Selden, NY 

Sullivan County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Loch Sheldrake, NY 

SUNY at Albany
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Albany, NY 

SUNY at Binghamton
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Vestal, NY 

SUNY at Fredonia
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Fredonia, NY 

SUNY Broome Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Binghamton, NY 

SUNY College at Brockport
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Brockport, NY 

SUNY College at Oswego
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Oswego, NY 

SUNY College at Plattsburgh
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Plattsburgh, NY 

SUNY College at Potsdam
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Potsdam, NY 

SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Alfred, NY 

SUNY College of Technology at Canton
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Canton, NY 

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Delhi, NY 

SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Utica, NY 

SUNY Oneonta
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Oneonta, NY 

SUNY Westchester Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Police Science


Valhalla, NY 

Syracuse University
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Syracuse, NY 

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New York, NY 

The College of Saint Rose
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism Forensic Science and Technology


Albany, NY 

The Sage Colleges
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Troy, NY 

Tompkins Cortland Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Dryden, NY 

Ulster County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Stone Ridge, NY 

Utica College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation


Utica, NY