Criminal Justice – Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

"I want to work in federal law enforcement, and having that legal knowledge takes you a very long way."

-Aronde Stewart | Criminal Justice Major

Aronde Stewart - Criminal Justice testimonial

For many who work in fields associated with criminal justice, it’s a calling. It’s about protecting and serving members of their community and working for the greater good. It’s exactly this notion of service that forms the heart of the Criminal Justice program at Upstate.

Where A Liberal Arts Foundation Intersects With Practical, Real-World Teaching and Learning

As a student in the Criminal Justice program, you’ll enjoy a well-rounded experience that will empower you with critical thinking, communication, writing, and analytical skills along with comprehensive knowledge and hands-on training in the core principles related to crime and criminal justice.

Our approach develops criminal justice graduates who are prepared to serve with a much broader and deeper conceptual understanding of how to carry out their duties in law enforcement, corrections, legal settings, academia, and other professions effectively and ethically.