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Criminal Justice, B.S.

Become a contemporary crime fighter by preparing for a career in law enforcement, security, law, and more. Undertake a high-impact education, learning and working within the New York criminal justice system.

What You’ll Learn

Gain hands-on experience in up-to-date industry techniques in the Criminal Justice, B.S.:

  • Examine evidence—ballistics, fingerprints, and more—using state-of-the-art equipment made by New York Tech.
  • Document your simulated investigations and evidence collection in Crimecenter software, the same case management software used by the New York Police Department.
  • Take trips to impactful industry sites, such as Sing Sing Correctional Facility and the Nassau County District Court.

You’ll also learn from accomplished criminologists and former practitioners in the criminal justice field.

Employers

  • Nassau County Police Department
  • Nassau County DA's Office
  • New York City Police Department
  • New York State Police
  • Suffolk County Police Department

Career Options

  • Criminologist
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Police Officer
  • Policy and Programs Analyst
  • Psychologist
  • Security Specialist

“New York Tech gave me a solid foundation of knowledge to assist me in my 40-year career in law enforcement. The program provided the groundwork to excel in my chosen profession and assisted me in my senior leadership roles.”

Gary Gomula (B.S. ’77)

Retired Deputy Chief, New York Police Department

Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.

$74,860

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$ 53,020

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New York Tech is ranked among the top 50 regional universities in the North.

How You’ll Succeed

With New York Tech’s focus on investigations, forensic technology, and cybercrime, you will stand out to employers in the field. After graduation, you’ll be qualified for promotion to supervisor in most criminal justice agencies, as well as be prepared to flourish in any law enforcement academy.

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New York Tech is ranked among the top 50 regional universities in the North.

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