Notre Dame de Namur University Launches Online and Classroom-based Program in Criminal Justice in Response to High Job Demand

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The program allows community college applicants to seamlessly transfer and finish a bachelor’s degree at a small, private college.

Notre Dame de Namur University Campus Entrance

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With such a robust demand for criminal justice majors, it’s an ideal time to earn a bachelor’s degree in that field.

In response to high demand for criminal justice professionals, Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is launching an innovative, fully online criminal justice program that will allow applicants who have studied at a community college to seamlessly transfer and finish a bachelor’s degree at the university. The university will also offer a classroom-based, degree-completion based version of the program at its campus in Tracy, California.

Notre Dame’s criminal justice program, which starts in fall 2019, looks to provide opportunities in one of the fastest growing job sectors in the United States. There is an increasing focus on law enforcement, immigration, public safety, and security, creating a high demand, which should continue into the next decade. Applications are now open for both the online and the classroom-based program in Tracy.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police and detective employment will grow 7% through 2026. “With such a robust demand for criminal justice majors, it’s an ideal time to earn a bachelor’s degree in that field,” said Notre Dame Provost Dr. Hernan Bucheli.

Additionally, the criminal justice program offers a pathway for associate degree holders to earn a master’s in public administration (MPA) after only three years at Notre Dame. The university’s MPA program has a long track record of producing leaders in law enforcement, government, and business.

“We’re excited to offer the individual attention of a private university to students coming from public community colleges, giving them full credit for relevant work they completed to prepare for a bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. Brad Washington, assistant provost for online programs.

ABOUT NDNU
Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving approximately 1,500 students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU is the third-oldest college in California and the first authorized to grant the baccalaureate degree to women. NDNU maintains a strong commitment to academic excellence, social justice, and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers a rich variety of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and teacher credential programs. NDNU has a historic campus on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley, and a satellite campus in Tracy in the Central Valley. For more information, visit http://www.ndnu.edu.

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