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Criminal Justice at Buffalo State

Buffalo State’s criminal justice program is the oldest such program in Western New York and its reputation extends across the state.

Our programs examine all aspects of crime and how society reacts to it. That means we study criminology—the causes and factors of crime; and the criminal justice system's role and function—including policing, courts, and corrections, specifically police use of force.

We educate the next generation of criminal justice practitioners, policymakers, and researchers for positions at the local, state, and federal levels; law school; or graduate study.


Current Criminal Justice Students


Approx. students per class


Criminal justice job growth through 2029

All Criminal Justice Programs at a Glance

Majors & Minors