Criminal Justice (BS)

Criminal Justice (BS)

120 credits
Major Requirements
24 credits
General Education Core
33 credits
Internships (included in concentration)
6 credits
Concentration (select one)
18 to 22 credits
Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses
12 credits
Social Science Electives
3 credits
Free Electives
29 to 33 credits
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 

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

  • 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

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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