Criminal Justice, Law, and Behavioral Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Law, and Behavioral Science involves students in the interdisciplinary study of criminal justice, law, psychology, and sociology, with a focus on understanding the role of criminal justice, law and human behavior in society. The program combines academic study with experiential learning opportunities to help the student make the transition from liberal inquiry to professional application. It is a program for students who are looking to use their education to make a difference in others, in their communities, and in the world. Each student in Criminal Justice, Law, and Behavioral Science completes a core curriculum comprised of cross-disciplinary courses and a discipline-based pathway in criminal justice, legal studies, psychology or sociology.

Note: this program is offered through the Albany campus. Though some of the required courses are also offered on the Troy campus, students completing the program will be required to take many of their major requirements on the Albany campus.

Introductory Courses

  • Complete all of the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Basic Research & Writing

  • Complete all of the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Interdisciplinary Core

  • Complete all of the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Ethics

  • Complete the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Culminating Experience

  • Complete all of the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Pathway

  • As part of the major, students must complete at least one Pathway. 
    • Students may request additional pathways be added based on their career goals. Pathways cannot include courses that are required in the core. Only one course in a pathway may also count toward another pathway’s requirements.
Sub-Total Credits
15

Criminal Justice Pathway

Item #
Title
Credits
100 or 200 Level CRM Course  +
3
100 or 200 Level CRM Course  +
3
300 or 400 Level CRM Course  +
3
300 or 400 Level CRM Course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Legal Pathway

Item #
Title
Credits
100 or 200 Level LAW Course  +
3
100 or 200 Level LAW Course  +
3
300 or 400 Level Law Course  +
3
300 or 400 Level Law Course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Psychology Pathway

Item #
Title
Credits
100 or 200 Level PSY Course  +
3
100 or 200 Level PSY Course  +
3
300 or 400 Level PSY Course  +
3
300 or 400 Level PSY Course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Sociology Pathway

Item #
Title
Credits
100 or 200 Level SOC Course  +
3
100 or 200 Level SOC Course  +
3
300 or 400 Level SOC Course  +
3
300 or 400 Level SOC Course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Program Notes

  • Students in the Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Psychology pathways are advised to complete an undergraduate statistics course (MAT 220 or PSY 207)
  • PSY 202 Human Development, PSY 207 Statistics with Comp Applic, PSY 308 Abnormal Psychology, and PSY 409 History & Systems are highly recommended for students pursuing the MA in Counseling & Community Psychology degree.

Degree Completion Notes

  • Total credits required for bachelor degree (minimum): 120 credits
  • Completion of required General Education coursework
  • 1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage
  • Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
  • Minimum major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200
Total credits:
54

Course Sequencing

Course Sequencing

Suggested Program of Study

Year 1
CRM 111
LAW 101
PSY 101
RSC 101 (fall)
SOC 101
WRT 101 (fall)
WRT 201 (spring)
General Education course
General Elective
Major/Pathway course

Year 2
ENG 280
LAW 202
Major/Pathway course
Major/Pathway course
RSC 201
SOC 260
General Education course
General Education course
General Education course
General Elective

Year 3
CRM 325 (fall)
LAW 302
PHL 341
POL 339
RSC 301
SOC 335
SOC 357
General Elective
LAW 302
Major/Pathway course
Major/Pathway course

Year 4
LAW 345
LAS 415 (spring)
LAS 427
PSY 339 (fall)
Major/Pathway course
General Education course
General Elective
General Elective
General Elective
General Elective

 

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor's