Saint Leo, FL (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
Saint Leo University signed an academic agreement with the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) at MacDill Air Force Base, enabling JSOU students to enroll in criminal justice degree programs at Saint Leo. Students can earn a criminal justice degree online, a bachelor of criminal justice with a specialization in homeland security, or a certificate in homeland security from Saint Leo University.
The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) delivers educational opportunities to military and civilian Special Operations Forces (SOF) around the world through in-residence courses and the integration of SOF curriculum with service Professional Military Education Schools.
The agreement between Saint Leo and JSOU expands the degree completion options for JSOU students. Military students may begin their studies at the MacDill Air Force Base campus, and if they’re deployed or relocated—finish their degree online.
Saint Leo has had a long-standing relationship with the military. More than 5,000 men and women of the armed forces are enrolled in a Saint Leo University degree program—approximately 30% of the university-wide community. And, the JSOU is located at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., where Saint Leo established its first Continuing Education Center, in 1974.
Ranked among the nation's most military-friendly institutions by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines, Saint Leo University has been educating criminal justice professionals for more than three decades. In response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, at the request of the U.S. Navy, Saint Leo University began offering a criminal justice degree online with a homeland security specialization and an equivalent bachelor degree at its central Florida campus and continuing education centers.
About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo ranks as one of the top universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” list. Saint Leo’s traditional liberal arts campus, located 30 miles north of Tampa, educates more than 1,900 students. Total enrollment across its campus, regional education centers, and online programs exceeds 15,000. Among the oldest Catholic universities in Florida, Saint Leo is one of the nation's 10 leading providers of higher education to the U.S. military, and is a nationally recognized leader in online education.