Criminal Justice (A.A.)

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In the Criminal Justice program you will find yourself in an academically stimulating environment, surrounded by highly committed and trained faculty. You will have guaranteed access to quality, yet affordable, college education at the heart of downtown Manhattan.

There is a dynamic Criminal Justice Student Club that meets weekly and holds numerous events, such as Criminal Justice speaker series, a moot court, and related field trips across New York City. Finally we have an annual Career Information Fair for Criminal Justice students, and a comprehensive list of career planning services through the Career Development Center.

To help you succeed in your studies, we have an on-site childcare center, a veterans’ resource center, peer tutoring and professional counselors at the Learning Resource Center, and an Office of Accessibility to assist students with disabilities as well as many other student services.

For more information about the Criminal Justice Program, email

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with an advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Transfer Options

BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education.

The CUNY Justice Academy is a transfer-focused partnership that links the Criminal Justice A.A. Degree completed at Borough of Manhattan C.C. to Baccalaureate Degree Programs at John Jay College, provided that students meet academic requirements (GPA of 2.0 or above).

When you enroll at BMCC´s Criminal Justice Program you automatically receive dual admission into John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The first 60 credits of your college education are taken at BMCC, and your final 60 credits at the senior college. Once you satisfy BMCC’s degree requirements, you are granted automatic transfer into John Jay College.

Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

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Modern Language Course
ENG 3xx
English Elective
LIN 250
Forensic Linguistics
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General Elective
Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements



Please note, these requirements are effective the 2016-2017 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.

  1. Consult with an advisor on which courses to take to satisfy these areas.
  2. These areas can be satisfied by taking a STEM variant.
  3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.

Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department

199 Chambers Street, Room N-651
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1210

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m