Criminal Justice

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Your Journey Starts Here

The Hilbert criminal justice major, one of the top in New York State, is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare you for a career in law enforcement at all levels - local, state or federal, as well as careers in law or graduate-level work in criminal justice or a related discipline. The program strives to promote understanding of key criminal, legal and scientific issues affecting contemporary society and respect for racial, ethnic, cultural and gender diversity.

In addition, many of our professors have extensive experience in criminal justice, adding an important, real-world aspect to your learning environment. And you'll even have the opportunity to work with professors conducting research through the college's Institute for Law and Justice.


Earn your Bachelors and Masters in Five Years- Combined BS in Criminal Justice/Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

This new and innovative combined BS/MS program allows you to finish your BS in criminal justice and simultaneously work on a master of science in criminal justice administration. Students can begin taking graduate courses during their final year of undergraduate study and any graduate course taken fulfills the requirements of both the BS and the MS degrees.

Admission to the graduate school occurs following your junior year, without the need to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). As a result of beginning graduate courses during your undergraduate program, you will complete the master's degree more quickly. The combined program should allow you to finish both degrees in a 4 + 1 format (5 years), saving students up to two semesters of graduate school.

Program Requirements

Requirements for the combined program are straightforward. First, you must meet all the regular requirements for the BS in criminal justice. Second, you can take graduate credits during your final year, which can be applied to the credits needed for the BS in criminal justice as well as the courses required for the MS in criminal justice administration. Finally, you must meet all of the requirements for the MS in Criminal Justice degree.


Hilbert College
Criminal Justice Program
5200 South Park Ave.
Hamburg, NY 14075
156 Paczesny Hall

Phone: 716-926-8870
FAX: 716-649-0702