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Bachelor's Degree in Law and Criminal Justice

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There is substantial need for individuals to work in the law and criminal justice field--FBI, local law enforcement, private investigations, U.S. customs, homeland security, forensics, public safety, and substance abuse counseling. Criminal justice also includes prosecutors, trial and defense attorneys, court attendants, judges, and prison supervisors. Most positions require at least a bachelor's degree in some aspect of law and criminal justice and for some, additional education is required.

Law and Criminal Justice Career Training

Career training is available through online educational opportunities, which offer the flexibility to study at your own pace and still hold down a job. Depending on your field of study, courses can include crime scene investigation and forensic psychology; civil rights and suspect rights; modern penal codes and interpretation; computers and financial data; and scientific method. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual earnings for detectives and criminal investigators in 2007 were $59,930 with first-line supervisors and managers earning closer to $74,000.

Bachelor's Degree in Law and Criminal Justice

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            • Bachelor’s programs options include Law & National Security, Paralegal Studies, and Government.
            • Regent University School of Law’s faculty was recognized among the Top 10 Faculty in the nation by The Princeton Review in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
            • Law & legal studies programs are fully approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).
            • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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            • Pursue careers at every level of law and enforcement with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies online.
            • Get ready to explore criminal behavior, policing and adjudication, criminal procedure and public policy, civil and criminal law, strategic data analysis and corrections.
            • Change lives, enhance communities and ensure the fair and just treatment of community members.
            • GCU provides the tools needed to work in a variety of settings including government offices, investigative organizations, public service agencies and private legal practices.
            • Gain the analytical skills and legal expertise needed to evaluate individuals and take charge in a professional legal setting.
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            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
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            • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
            • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
            • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
            • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
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            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
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            • Transferable Credits
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            • Bachelor’s and master’s programs in Criminal Justice available
            • Ranked among the Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2017
            • Concentrations include Forensics, Homeland Security, and Cybercrime and Security
            • Students study law enforcement operations, corrections, and criminal investigation
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            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
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            UEI College , Bakersfield
            • Criminal Justice program topics include crime scene technology, legal studies for justice & security, homeland security & terrorism, and investigations & surveillance.
            • Helps students prepare for opportunities to work as Security Officers, Private Investigator Employees, Emergency Dispatchers, and more.
            • Day, evening, and weekend programs are available to help students fit classes around their schedule.
            • More than 25 years of experience providing career-focused programs.
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            • Flexible Scheduling
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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
            • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
            • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
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            • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
            • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
            • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
            • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
            • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
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            We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

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            • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
            • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
            • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
            • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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            • Ranked one of the Best for Vets schools in Military Times Edge magazine’s 2013 “Best for Vets” edition.
            • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
            • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
            • Provides IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.
            • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
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