SUNY Delhi to Offer Four-Year Degree in Criminal Justice at Schenectady County Community College

DELHI, NY (06/17/2011)(readMedia)-- SUNY Delhi will offer a new four-year degree program in Criminal Justice on the campus of Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) beginning this fall following approval by the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department.

"We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Schenectady County Community College and respond to a growing need for specialized education in the Capital District," said SUNY Delhi President Candace S. Vancko. "Delhi has been offering hospitality management degrees on the Schenectady campus since 2002."

"We are pleased to further SCCC's partnership with SUNY Delhi on our campus with the addition of yet another excellent four-year program," said Quintin B. Bullock, President of SCCC. "Our two-year Criminal Justice program has grown in both size and prestige in the Capital Region, and many of our students have expressed a desire to further their studies in Schenectady. This partnership will allow for a seamless transfer for these associate's graduates to continue toward bachelor's degrees locally, offering a terrific opportunity."

The program will also provide a seamless transfer for students who have completed an associate's degree in criminal justice or a related field throughout the Mohawk Valley and Hudson Valley regions.

SUNY Delhi's Criminal Justice Studies baccalaureate degree program at Schenectady will be led by Dr. Patricia DeAngelis. A graduate of Wellesley College and Albany Law School, Dr. DeAngelis interned at the New York State Supreme Court and the United States Attorney's office. She served as District Attorney for Rensselaer County until 2008, and more recently served as director of outreach for the Northeast Regional Forensic Institute. Dr. DeAngelis has taught courses in law and criminal justice at Albany Law School, Albany College of Pharmacy, and Hudson Valley Community College.

Through experiential learning and theory, SUNY Delhi's Criminal Justice Studies baccalaureate program provides students with the academic foundation needed to pursue a variety of options in their field. Students will complete coursework in the areas identified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the field's most respected professional and certifying organization. These areas include administration of justice, corrections, criminology theory, law adjudication, law enforcement, and research and analytical methods.

Graduates will be prepared to enter directly into employment or graduate study in the areas of criminal justice, public safety, criminal investigation, private security or political science. Students may study full- or part-time and will have ready access to academic advisement, support services, and financial aid advisement.

Criminal Justice joins Delhi's other baccalaureate programs offerings at Schenectady, which include Hotel and Resort Management, Travel and Tourism Management, and Business and Information Technology.

SUNY Delhi is a member of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive university system in the U.S. Delhi's seamless approach to education includes over 60 academic programs, leading to one-year certificates, two-year associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees in select program areas. For more information about SUNY Delhi, call toll-free 1-800-96-DELHI or visit Delhi's web site at