Beckley, WV (PRWEB) August 1, 2006
Since 9/11 opportunities for law enforcement and criminal justice professionals have increased tremendously. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that by 2010, the demand for FBI Officers, Police Officers, Private Detectives, U.S. Customs Agents and those in other professional criminal justice jobs will grow by more than 29 percent.
However, it takes more than desire for these professionals to reach their goals. With the new challenges ahead, well-educated and highly skilled criminal justice professionals are in demand. Programs such as the online Bachelor of Science in Administration of Criminal Justice at Mountain State University (http://www.criminal-justice.mountainstate.edu) help criminal justice professionals prepare for the challenges to come.
"The Mountain State University Administration of online Criminal Justice degree provides a broad professional education that is applicable toward understanding the nature and dynamics of any criminal justice organization," said Dr. William White, Director of Undergraduate Leadership Studies at Mountain State University. "This program is especially geared toward working professionals in criminal justice. The online delivery allows working professionals to complete the course demands while continuing their careers. Also, the program takes into account a great deal of previous training as credit toward the degree."
Criminal justice professionals may have already earned up to 80 of the 128 credits required for the degree through transfer of professional training and other college courses completed at regionally accredited schools.*
The learning outcomes are equivalent to those of the classroom-based program, with a delivery structure designed for the online learning environment. Students participate in national and group chats scheduled weekly, threaded discussion, and other on-line group interaction.
Graduates of the Mountain State University Administration of online Criminal Justice program are prepared to enter law school or a graduate program. Career choices include law enforcement, corrections, courts, probation, parole, victim services, juvenile justice, case management, homeland security, and industrial/private security.
The message is clear, now is the perfect time for working criminal justice professionals to pursue a degree, and thanks to online programs designed to work around their schedule, they can do so.
For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Administration of Criminal Justice distance education program, contact a Mountain State University Enrollment Advisor at 866-312-9595 or visit the program Web site, http://www.criminal-justice.mountainstate.edu.
About Mountain State University
Mountain State University, founded in 1933, is a not-for-profit, independent institution in Beckley, West Virginia, serving more than 6,000 students from 50 states and a host of other countries. MSU's founding philosophy that every individual should have the opportunity to obtain an education is realized in offerings that include both traditional studies and innovative distance learning programs.
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*Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credits can account for up to 49% of the total degree requirements.