What will I learn?

Students choosing this program will be prepared for further study in the areas of criminal justice, law, public administration, sociology, or government. The program is best suited for those students planning to transfer to a four-year school, but is often used for entry-level positions in the criminal justice system. All criminal justice majors are required to take at least one class in each of the following areas: Policing, Probation/Parole, Security Administration, in addition to CRJ 105 Foundations of the Justice System, CRJ 212 Probation and Parole II and CRJ 225 Criminal Law.

First Semester
CRJ 105 (req.)Foundations of the Justice System
CRJ Elective: Police Area of Concentration
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English
Laboratory Science Elective
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology

Second Semester
Criminal Justice Elective
CRJ Elective: PSA Area of Concentration
ENG 102 Composition II or
ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II 3
Laboratory Science Elective (3) 4
PED Activity Course(s) 1
PSY 203 General Psychology I 3
Total Semester Credits 17

Third Semester
CRJ 225 Criminal Law
CRJ Elective: Probation/Parole/Corrections Area of Concentration
Humanities Elective
Mathematics Elective
PED Activity Course(s)
Social Science Elective

Fourth Semester
CRJ 212 Research in Crime and Security
Criminal Justice Elective
HED Elective
Humanities Elective
Social Science Elective

Which department am I in?

Nassau Community College

Study options

Full Time (63 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$11,600.00 per year
USD $5800 per semester
Application deadline

6 November 2021

Start date

Expected January 2022


Nassau Community College

One Education Drive,


New York,

11530, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with a recognized high school diploma will be accepted for admission.

For international students

Most freshmen with a recognized high school diploma will be accepted for admission. English Language Scores: TOEFL Scores for Each Skill (Writing 24, Reading 22, Speaking 18, Listening 18) within 18 months of application are accepted as proof of English proficiency for acceptance to degree programs. Application Deadline Fall Semester: July 6 for Overseas Students and Spring Semester: November 6 for Overseas Students.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.