Criminal Justice (A.A.)

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In the Criminal Justice Program (CRJ), you will find yourself in an academically stimulating environment, surrounded by highly-committed and trained faculty. You will be able to increase your understanding of the complex social, economic, and political issues facing our society. The courses will provide a solid foundation in criminal justice studies and promote critical thinking of the theories of and social responses to crime.

CUNY Justice Academy

The CUNY Justice Academy is a partnership program that enables students who complete the Criminal Justice A.A. Degree at BMCC to transfer to John Jay and continue their studies towards a B.A. degree. BMCC students who complete the requirements—including a GPA of 2.0 or above—will be granted an automatic transfer into John Jay. The first 60 credits of your college education are taken at BMCC, and your final 60 credits at the senior college.

Transfer Options

In addition to transferring to John Jay, BMCC has articulation agreements with several other four year colleges such as Alfred University for the B.A. in Criminal Justice Studies, and Metropolitan College of New York for the B.A. in Emergency Management and Business Continuity. Our alumni have also transferred to other CUNY colleges, Columbia University, New York University, and many other institutions. In addition, some students proceed to full-time employment upon completing the Associate’s Degree at BMCC.

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 a career 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.

Explore career paths for Criminal Justice (pdf)


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