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Participation in the Criminal Justice Society (CJS) allows students to gather informally to meet, share experiences, and discuss plans for the future. Guest speakers are often brought to campus through the direction of CJS, and visits to various agencies and faculties are coordinated through CJS. The Society hosts an annual Criminal Justice Career Day in which representatives from Criminal Justice agencies, services, and departments distribute job applications and descriptions. Delta Chi is our chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society. Students must maintain a grade-point-average of 3.2 in the major and 3.0 overall to be considered for membership. Students graduating with a cumulative 3.5 GPA are given preference in most federal agency positions.

After Graduation

The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking and decision-making, which all allows students to pursue a range of vocations that call for these abilities. Graduates have found employment with the gamut of federal, state, and local governments, as well as in private industry. A sample of these are:

  • United States Secret Service
  • United States Marshals Service
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • New York State Police
  • New York Department of Correctional Services
  • New York City Police Department
  • New York Department of Human Services
  • Los Angeles Police Department
  • Hartford (CT) Police Department
  • Myrtle Beach (SC) Police Department
  • Metro-Dade (FL) Police Department
  • Town and City of Poughkeepsie Police Departments
  • Dutchess County Sheriff's Office
  • Dutchess County Probation Department
  • Morgan-Stanley Bank
  • A number of law firms

Former students have also gone on to graduate and law schools and have pursued careers allied with those pursuits. Some of these are:

  • University of Maryland
  • SUNY-Albany
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Delaware
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Western Michigan University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Pace University
  • Sam Houston University