We’ll empower you with the tools you need to solve real-world problems. That starts with professors who work in the criminal justice and human services fields. Their teaching draws upon their personal and professional experiences. They'll have you using state-of-the-art tools and technology like the Law Enforcement Training Simulator (LETS) that tests your decision-making under similar circumstances that you're likely to experience in the real world.
Criminal Justice Programs
At Monroe, you’ll learn aspects of the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal levels. Our curriculum empowers you — future law enforcement officers, corrections officers, social workers, legal professionals, and emergency responders — with the tools you need to solve challenging, real-life problems. Your professors are professionals in their fields, and New York City is your backyard.
Criminal Justice (AS)
An introduction to various aspects of criminal justice. Graduate with the skills and credentials necessary for an entry into criminal justice and its related fields.
Criminal Justice (BS)
Whether you’re entering or currently working in the field, a bachelor’s degree gives you the competencies and credentials you need to progress to supervisory, development, or management positions.
Human Services Programs
Your dream is to help others. You want to make your community a better place to live and work. With a Monroe degree in Human Services, you’ll emerge with the confidence and knowledge to serve your community. Our Human Services graduates work in social service agencies, mental health or substance abuse facilities, and shelters, among other professional settings.
Human Services (AS)
Gain a solid foundation in the human services field and qualify for entry-level positions upon graduation.
Human Services (BS)
Build on basic foundation skills with several field placements, giving you hands-on experience in different mentored environments.
Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) Certificate
Get the skills needed to help people with addictions to alcohol and other drugs. The CASAC Addiction Counseling Program provides you with a solid foundation that can lead to career advancement in the human services and health care fields.
The Paralegal certificate program is designed to prepare students for meaningful careers in law-related disciplines. Its comprehensive curriculum is based on the fundamentals of the law relevant to contemporary issues. Students are required to complete 36 credit hours for program completion. Coupled with talented and practitioner-based faculty, the College’s strong academic support services will ensure optimal student academic development. As paralegal careers and opportunities continue to grow in all sectors of the economy, students will gain the knowledge and practical skills to perform in a competitive and financially rewarding industry.
Detective Miosotis Familia Memorial Scholarship
The Detective Miosotis Familia Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the life and legacy of Detective Miosotis Familia, a beloved member of the New York Police Department’s 46th Precinct who was killed in the line of duty in July 2017. Each Fall semester, the College will award the scholarship to one well-deserving, academically promising student who meets the criteria below. The financial assistance it provides will cover any tuition balance not covered by federal or state aid, enabling the student to graduate with no out-of-pocket costs or student loan debt for tuition.
- A student within our School of Criminal and Social Justice
- Plans to become a police officer following graduation
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 and 30 earned credits
Considering a Career in Law?
The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ), District 2, in collaboration with Monroe’s School of Criminal and Social Justice, created a Color of Justice (COJ) speaker series designed to support and foster diversity in the Law. Topics included: Why Should I Go to Law School?, The Law School Admissions Process, Admission to the Bar, and Law Day: Advancing the Rule of Law.
Check out the COJ Resource Guide created to provide general guidance to individuals contemplating a legal career by offering insight into law school, the LSAT, the benefits of mentorship, the bar exam, and post-graduate networking.