Criminal Justice and Cybersecurity
The Criminal Justice program and our new Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics program are designed to prepare you for in-demand career opportunities in our communities, across the region and throughought the country.
Criminal Justice blends an introduction to criminal law, procedure and law enforcement operations with a host of sociology and psychology classes in order that you don’t just learn what crime is - you gain a better understanding of what causes it and how it might be prevented. You’ll have the opportunity to see theory come to life in your second year, when internships are available with the New York State Police; the Lake Placid, Malone and Saranac Lake police departments; and the Federal Correctional Institution in Ray Brook.
Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics provides students with the foundational knowledge about the criminal justice and cybersecurity field, focusing on the investigative elements of cybersecurity incidents and crimes. This program is jointly registered with Herkimer College and students will take the cybersecurity-specific courses online through Herkimer College.
Our Criminal Justice program will equip you with the critical thinking, communication, research, analysis and problem-solving skills to become a forward-thinking criminal justice leader in any community. The field of criminal justice offers many impactful, well-paying career paths that encompass much more than just police work. From courts and corrections all the way to forensics and private security, criminal justice professionals serve as the foundation to keeping our communities safe and secure for all.
As digital forensic specialists, students will learn how to identify existing cybersecurity threats, analyze the origin of an attack, and assess the impact of a cybercrime. Successful graduates from the program will be prepared to transfer to a four-year degree program or work as a first responder in the cybersecurity field.