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About Criminal Justice Systems at Keuka College

Break into the field of crime and social justice, or cement your competitive edge in law enforcement with our B.S. in criminal justice systems. Our curriculum covers all aspects of the criminal justice system, from contemporary issues in juvenile crime and/or delinquency to theories surrounding punishment and corrections, giving you a firm foundation in analysis and research to support investigations.

Our criminal justice program opens the doors for careers in law enforcement, public and private investigations, corrections, probation, education, law, juvenile services or intelligence.

Criminal Justice Systems Program Highlights


Professors bring extensive professional experience to the classroom. Learn from those who have first-hand experience on the front lines.

Flexible Format

Face-to-face classes are just one night per week and online courses are completed when at a time that fits your schedule.

Convenient Locations

Attend classes at a Keuka College branch campus or partner site near your home or office.

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Program Overview

Face-to-face classes meet one night each week for four hours, and you’ll spend additional time outside of class completing readings, assignments, case studies, online discussions, and group work.

Throughout your program, you’ll complete an action research project (ARP) as the real-world capstone to your studies. You’ll receive the tools to identify a workplace issue and then develop a solution to put into practice. Our students tell us that the results of their ARP are often implemented in their workplace, which builds value for their employer and their career.


Throughout most of their programs, our undergraduate and graduate students are working on their action research projects.

In these projects, you identify a problem, hypothesize a probable reason, then conduct research to test your hypothesis. Several of our students have had their ARP's implemented in their agencies, including a recent field training program for a sheriff’s department.

Admissions Requirements

Bachelor’s programs begin in the fall and spring, provided minimum enrollment is met—the ideal cohort size is 8-15 students. You must have access to the Internet, either at home or at a public location, for the entirety of their program.

  • Completion of an associate’s degree, or 60 or more transferable credits from an accredited institution. Some applicants may need additional credits to meet prerequisite, liberal arts, or graduation requirements. Keuka College offers several completion options to earn these credits.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

We encourage you to apply online. Required documents for admission include:

  • Completed application form.
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • Official transcripts for each college or university attended.
  • Apply for financial aid (if applicable). This should be completed at the time of application. Failure to apply on a timely basis may delay the financial aid award and start of program.

Supplemental materials should be sent to:

Keuka College
Office of Admissions
141 Central Avenue
Keuka Park, NY 14478

Tuition & Aid

Program Credits Cost/Credit Total Scholarship Cost After Scholarship
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice Systems 56 $475 $26,600 $2,500 $24,100

Financial Aid

Keuka College's full-service financial aid office is here to help you make earning your degree affordable. Learn more about financial aid for adult students.

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