CUNY Justice Academy
The CUNY Justice Academy is a unique educational partnership connecting John Jay College of Criminal Justice to CUNY’s six traditional community colleges. This program provides academic pathways leading from associate degree study to a bachelor’s degree and ultimately to exciting careers in the fields of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Forensic Financial Analysis.
How the Academy Works
By enrolling in a degree program of the CUNY Justice Academy, you receive dual admission into one of the six participating CUNY community colleges and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The first 60 credits are taken at a “partner” community college campus, with the final 60 credits taken at John Jay.
This means that when you successfully complete the first 60 credits, with a GPA of 2.0 or better, and you have completed at least one 3-credit college-level course in mathematics and English with a grade of "C" or better, you not only receive an associate’s degree from the partner campus but are rewarded with the option of guaranteed transfer to John Jay. Once at John Jay, you will be on track to complete your bachelor’s degree.
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Degree Programs Offered
The Criminal Justice major provides you with opportunities to study many facets of the criminal justice system. If you are planning to attend
graduate or professional school or pursue a career in law enforcement, judicial or correctional agencies, this major is for you.
Successful completion of this program will lead to automatic admission into John Jay's BA in Criminal Justice program.
The major in Forensic Science provides academic and professional training for work in forensic science laboratories. If you are planning to pursue a career as a research scientist, teacher or medical professional, this major is designed for you.
At the associate degree level (years 1 and 2), the coursework is strongly focused on basic foundations in chemistry, biology, physics and calculus-level mathematics.
Successful completion of this program will lead to automatic admission into John Jay's BS in Forensic Science program.
Forensic Financial Analysis
The major in Forensic Financial Analysis combines coursework in accounting and economics with training in the tools and techniques used to detect and prevent fraud. The first half of the program leads to an A.S. in Forensic Accounting, while the second half leads to a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Forensic Financial Analysis.
If you are interested in a career in the anti-fraud community, whether in the private sector or with government, this program can give you unique marketability to employers.
Successful completion of this program will lead to automatic admission into John Jay's BS in Economics program with a specialization in Forensic Financial Analysis.
How To Apply
Apply online to any of these programs:
If you have any questions regarding the CUNY Justice Academy, please email the admissions office of the CUNY Community College of your choice.
Tuition, Scholarship & Financial Aid Information
To obtain information on tuition, scholarship and financial aid information, go to the financial aid section at the CUNY Community College of your choice.