Criminal Justice (BS)

Criminal Justice (BS)

120 credits
Core Credits
24 credits
Traditional undergraduate full-time program or Online
Concentration (select one)
18 to 22 credits
Buffalo, Online
What can you do with this degree?

Medaille criminal justice majors may find experience opportunities in:

Law Enforcement Agencies
Public Defenders’ Offices
Pretrial Services
District Attorney’s Offices
The Police Academy
Corporate Security
Social Services Offices

Students choose from four unique concentrations:

Juvenile and Family Justice
Law Enforcement Administration and Criminal Investigations
Law and Society
Homeland Security and Emergency Management (online)
About the Program 

About the Program

Embark on a career based in prevention and problem solving through our proactive approach to criminal justice. Boasting four unique concentrations, you will tailor your studies to Juvenile and Family Justice, Law Enforcement Administration and Criminal Investigations, Law and Society, or Homeland Security and Emergency Management (this concentration offered online). Students will learn how the system truly works and ways to approach issues in a proactive, ethical manner. With an emphasis on cross-cultural sensitivity, you'll be engaged by experts not only in your coursework, but by getting inv olved in actual community issues and networking with police, federal agents and politicians.

What sets Medaille’s bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice apart?  

  • Option to study as traditional full-time undergraduate at Buffalo campus or online

  • Small classes

  • One-on-one mentorship with professors in and out of the classroom 

  • Faculty with real work experience in the field — police officials, lawyers, federal agents and community advocates

  • Six credit hours of hands-on internship experience, which gives students exposure to actual job conditions

  • Rigorous training for students desiring a career in law enforcement or those seeking future graduate-level work

  • A program focusing on criminal law, criminal procedure, ethics, law enforcement, courts, cross-cultural sensitivity, communication, modern technology, corrections and the societal impact of legal institutions

  • Articulation agreements with two-year programs in criminal justice in the Western New York area

  • For transfer students, Medaille’s criminal justice degree program in Buffalo is designed to make the most of previous college transfer credits, and the College recognizes the educational value of and awards credit for many types of life experience related to our degree programs

Program Formats

For traditional full-time undergraduate study, please see undergraduate admissions.

For online program:

  • 7-week terms

  • Online program has no scheduled class times - while there are weekly due dates, you can complete your coursework on a schedule that works best for you

  • Fall start


Take the Next Step:

Traditional undergraduate full-time study at Buffalo campus:

Contact Undergraduate admissions at or (716) 880-2200

Online study:

Contact Post-traditional, Graduate and Online admissions at or (716) 880-2568

Which concentration suits you best?

Juvenile and Family Justice

Choose this concentration if you're interested in working with victims of domestic abuse, juveniles, or careers related to social work.


Law Enforcement Administration and Criminal Investigations

This concentration will not only prepare you to work in law enforcement, but also help you to move up in the field. Choose this track if you're looking to work in crime scene investigation, administration or corrections.


Law and Society

Crafted for the activist, this concentration will prepare you for a career path related to civil rights and social justice.


Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Choose this concentration if you’re looking to work in federal, state, or local homeland security agencies such as HSI, CIS, TSA, CBP, Border Patrol, disaster recovery or emergency management or safety coordination and management.


Why Choose Medaille's Criminal Justice Program?

Whether you choose full-time undergraduate study on campus here, in Buffalo, or the online format, criminal justice majors at Medaille College enjoy the benefit of small class sizes and one-on-one mentorship in a program that focuses on criminal law, criminal procedure, ethics, law enforcement, courts, cross-cultural sensitivity, communication, modern technology, corrections and the societal impact of legal institutions. Our rigorous training is perfect for students who desire a career in law enforcement, or those seeking future graduate-level work.


On Campus


Buffalo campus: (716) 880-2200




Call: (716) 217-4191

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Criminal Justice (BS) Program Faculty

  • Kim Carr
    Kim Carr, J.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences

    Office: M227

    Phone: (716) 880-2333


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  • Steven MacMartin
    Steven M. MacMartin, B.S., M.A., DBA

    Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Social Sciences, Program Director (Homeland Security)

    Office: M227

    Phone: (716) 880-2575


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  • Timothy McCorry
    Timothy McCorry, Ph.D.

    Chair, Department of Social Sciences, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences

    Office: M208

    Phone: (716) 880-2166


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You have an exciting journey ahead —
and we’ll be there every step of the way.

Medaille College is the place for students who want to change their world and improve the lives of their communities through their careers as leaders, advocates and professionals. Each one of Medaille’s undergraduate programs prepares you for the workplace through hands-on learning experiences in and out of the classroom.

Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000

  • Personalized support
  • Student-centered environment
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Vibrant campus located in the heart of the City of Buffalo Relevant real-world experiences
  • More than two-dozen clubs and activities
  • Successful NCAA Division III athletic teams



Phone: (716) 880-2000

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