Criminal Justice - Substance Abuse Services

Program Information

Degree Type: AAS
Program Code: CRSA
Hegis Code: 5505.00
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This degree fills a long-standing need to hire employees with a background in criminal justice and substance abuse issues. Many employers in a variety of criminal justice/human services/social work/counseling fields seek applicants who have a background in both of these areas. It is designed for students interested in working in the field of drug-and alcohol-related counseling, probation and parole, correctional counseling, social work, adolescent and juvenile services, community services, crime victims advocacy and many other interesting and rewarding careers. This curriculum aims to provide training for those already employed in these fields, for those who seek to enter any of these fields immediately after graduation, or for those who wish to transfer to a four-year college.

Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for certification through the State of New York as a "Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in Training."

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-4 Freshman Experience Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Writing I Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 SUNY Gen Ed Basic Communication course Eng104 recommended
4 Introductory Statistics with Probability Mat127
4 Biology Bio103
2 Health and Wellness PED activity credits, Avs101, Avs102, Bio114, Bio115, Hed103, Hed104, Hed108, Sci161
3 Introduction to Criminal Justice Crj101
3 General Psychology Psy 101
3 Principles of Sociology Soc101
3 Criminal Law Crj104
3 Criminal Justice (Prereq Required) Crj211 or Crj212
3 Introduction to Social and Human Services (Prereq Required) (Spring Only) Soc215
3 Probation and Parole (Prereq Required) (Fall Only) Soc274
3 Drugs, Crime and Treatment (Prereq Required) (Spring Only) Soc275
3 Juvenile Crime and Delinquency (Prereq Required) Soc278
3 Abnormal Psychology (Prereq Required) Psy203
3 The Psychology of Substance Abuse and Dependency (Fall Only) Psy175
3 The Family and Chemical Dependency (Prereq Required) (Spring Only) Psy276
3 Issues in Sub Abuse Couns (Prereq Required) (Spring Only) Psy278
3 Issues in Chem Dependency (Prereq Required) (Fall Only) Psy279
3 Human Service Practicum  or Clinical Skills Development (Coreq and Prereq Required) (Fall Only) Psy280A* or Psy281A*
3 Human Service Practicum or Clinical Skills Development (Prereq Required) (Spring Only) Psy280B* or Psy281B*
3 Ethics Phi202
68 Minimum credits required for graduation  
Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-4 Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 Soc101
3 Psy101*
3 Crj101
3 Psy175*
Second Semester
3 Eng104 recommended
3 Soc215
3 Psy276
3 Crj104
3 Psy278
3 Soc275
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 Soc278
3 Psy279
4 Mat127
3 Soc274
3 Psy280A** or Psy281A**
1 Health and Wellness
Fourth Semester
3 Phi202
3 Crj211 or Crj212
4 Bio103
3 Psy203
3 Psy280B** or Psy281B**
1 Health and Wellness


Additional Information:

*PSY 101 and PSY 175 must both be taken during the first fall semester for a Criminal Justice Substance Abuse student to progress through prescribed course of study as outlined in the course catalog. (Majors should consult the catalog for other prerequisites/corequisites in order to advance through the prescribed course of study as outlined in the course catalog.)

**Must be taken during the Spring semester directly following the successful completion of PSY 280A or PSY 281A.

A minimum of a 3.0 GPA will be necessary to enroll in the Practicum (PSY 280A and PSY 280B) which is required for degree completion. PSY 280A and PSY 280B must be taken sequentially or PSY 281A and PSY 281B must be taken sequentially. Students in a particular sequence must stay within that given sequence. This is a fall/spring sequence.


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