CUNY Justice Academy

The CUNY Justice Academy is a unique educational partnership connecting John Jay College of Criminal Justice to CUNY’s six traditional community colleges. This program provides academic pathways leading from associate degree study to a bachelor’s degree and ultimately to exciting careers in the fields of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Forensic Financial Analysis.

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How the Academy Works

By enrolling in a degree program of the CUNY Justice Academy, you receive dual admission into one of the six participating CUNY community colleges and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The first 60 credits are taken at a “partner” community college campus, with the final 60 credits taken at John Jay.

This means that when you successfully complete the first 60 credits, with a GPA of 2.0 or better, and you have completed at least one 3-credit college-level course in mathematics and English with a grade of "C" or better, you not only receive an associate’s degree from the partner campus but are rewarded with the option of guaranteed transfer to John Jay. Once at John Jay, you will be on track to complete your bachelor’s degree.



Participating Colleges

  • Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)
  • Bronx Community College (BCC)
  • Hostos Community College (HCC)
  • Kingsborough Community College (KCC)
  • LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC)
  • Queensborough Community College (QCC)

Contact Us

Suite L73, New Building
524 W. 59th St.
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 646-557-4448
Fax: 646-557-4645

Degree Programs Offered

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice major provides you with opportunities to study many facets of the criminal justice system. If you are planning to attend graduate or professional school or pursue a career in law enforcement, judicial or correctional agencies, this major is for you.
This program is offered at the following CUNY Community Colleges:

  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Bronx Community College
  • Hostos Community College
  • Kingsborough Community College
  • LaGuardia Community College
  • Queensborough Community College

Successful completion of this program will lead to automatic admission into John Jay's BA in Criminal Justice program.


Forensic Science

The major in Forensic Science provides academic and professional training for work in forensic science laboratories. If you are planning to pursue a career as a research scientist, teacher or medical professional, this major is designed for you. At the associate degree level (years 1 and 2), the coursework is strongly focused on basic foundations in chemistry, biology, physics and calculus-level mathematics.
This program is offered at the following CUNY Community Colleges:

  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Bronx Community College
  • Hostos Community College
  • Kingsborough Community College
  • Queensborough Community College

Successful completion of this program will lead to automatic admission into John Jay's BS in Forensic Science program.


Forensic Financial Analysis

The major in Forensic Financial Analysis combines coursework in accounting and economics with training in the tools and techniques used to detect and prevent fraud. The first half of the program leads to an A.S. in Forensic Accounting, while the second half leads to a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Forensic Financial Analysis. If you are interested in a career in the anti-fraud community, whether in the private sector or with government, this program can give you unique marketability to employers.
This program is offered at the following CUNY Community College:

  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Hostos Community College

Successful completion of this program will lead to automatic admission into John Jay's BS in Economics program with a specialization in Forensic Financial Analysis.


How To Apply

Apply online to any of these programs:

  • Go to www.cuny.edu/apply
  • Select a CUNY Community College (1st choice first; 2nd choice second; etc.)
  • Select one of the following majors – criminal justice, forensic financial analysis or forensic science (If the major of your choice does not appear on the drop-down menu, it is not offered at that community college.)

If you have any questions regarding the CUNY Justice Academy, please email the admissions office of the CUNY Community College of your choice.

BMCC
admissions@bmcc.cuny.edu

Bronx CC
admission@bcc.cuny.edu

Hostos CC
admissions@hostos.cuny.edu

Kingsborough CC
info@kbcc.cuny.edu

LaGuardia CC
admissions@lagcc.cuny.edu

Queensborough CC
Admissions@qcc.cuny.edu



Tuition, Scholarship & Financial Aid Information

To obtain information on tuition, scholarship and financial aid information, go to the financial aid section at the CUNY Community College of your choice.