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Criminal Justice
Master of Science (MS)
Johnson & Wales University-Online in Providence, RI
The Criminal Justice Master of Science degree program prepares students for 21st century careers in criminal justice and related fields. Students are provided with with an academically rigorous learning experience based on an advanced understanding of criminal justice and criminology, with balanced coverage of crime causation, management issues, technology, research, ethics and diversity in criminal justice. The program links criminological and management theory with policy and practice, and gives students the opportunity to learn and utilize skills required for leadership positions in the criminal justice field. Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to: Demonstrate how criminological theory informs public policy and shapes the operation of the American criminal justice system. Use management theory to evaluate the operation of a criminal justice agency and suggest policy changes to improve the operational effectiveness of the organization. Articulate the importance of cultural and global diversity in creating a fair and just criminal justice system. Apply moral philosophy to professional and ethical decision making in the field of criminal justice. Utilize team leadership skills that include collaboration, problem solving, ethical awareness and appreciation of diversity to address problems faced by criminal justice agencies. Communicate appropriately and effectively within various organizational contexts, employing appropriate technologies to organize and present information to address a range of audiences and purposes. Analyze, evaluate and synthesize original criminal justice research that utilizes the scientific method and appropriate sampling, measurement and data collection techniques; evaluate proper data presentation, considering the ethics and politics of reporting. Our online Criminal Justice master’s degree program combines criminological and organizational theory with policy and practice to help prepare you for leadership roles in the criminal justice field. During the program, you’ll participate in academically rigorous coursework designed to help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the public and private sides of today’s criminal justice landscape.
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$ 24,274
Johnson & Wales University-Online
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Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science (BS)
New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice provides dynamic and intensive instruction in all aspects of the Criminal Justice system. The program expands upon the core knowledge and skills attained by students in the Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice. The program exposes students to a more rigorous study of Criminal Justice topics like Case Studies in Criminal Forensics, Domestic & Family Law Issues, Integration of Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure, and Contemporary Issues in Corrections. Students are also provided with the opportunity to choose classes that focus on Digital Forensics or more traditional Criminal Justice topics in designated quarters. Students are exposed to various specialized disciplines in criminal justice such as domestic terrorism, ethics, financial and white-collar crimes, corporate and private security, and administrative issues. Students will also study police operations, including traffic enforcement, report writing, use of force issues, critical incident tactics and advanced investigation techniques.
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$ 41,943
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$ 30,546
New England Institute of Technology
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Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Johnson & Wales University-Providence in Providence, RI
The need for well-educated professionals at all levels of law enforcement, corrections, the court system and local/national security is growing. Prepare for a career in these increasingly dynamic fields through our Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree program. Explore complex global and domestic criminal justice issues through a mix of targeted coursework in our major plus a core arts and sciences curriculum. Classes taught by industry professionals expand your understanding of these concepts in practice. Participate in an internship in your area of interest to build work experience and industry connections that will help you stand out in the field. Past internship sites have included the US Secret Service, US Postal Service, police departments, attorney general and district attorney offices, and social service agencies. The end result? You’ll acquire critical thinking and effective communication skills, as well as an appreciation for diversity, citizenship, leadership and public service, to perform at and progress through all professional levels in any criminal justice field. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to pursue a potential career in court administration, private investigation, airport security and social services, or as a federal agent, police officer or border patrol agent. Considering law school? If you are eligible, you can apply for our 3+3 Law Program, offered in conjunction with Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, to complete your BS and JD degrees in only 6 years. The Criminal Justice bachelor's degree program prepares students for professional careers in the field of criminal justice. Through this course of study, students are expected to acquire the communication, logic, critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills essential for both the understanding of complex global and domestic criminal justice issues and for effective career performance and progression. Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to: Explain the historical backgrounds, agencies, professions, purposes, functions and administration of the American criminal justice system. Analyze, evaluate and apply social science research methods to complex issues within the criminal justice system. Apply criminological theories and causes of crime, and appropriate methods of control and prevention of criminal behavior to situational contexts within the American criminal justice system. Explain the complex responsibilities, procedures and policies of law enforcement agencies operating in the American criminal justice system. Critically evaluate evidence used to support criminal justice issues and generate appropriate recommendations. Explain conflicts that arise in diverse communities in relation to criminal justice administration. The program’s judicious mix of criminal justice and arts and sciences courses is intended to develop and enhance each student’s critical thinking and effective communication skills, as well as their appreciation for diversity, citizenship, leadership and public service. In keeping with the unique curriculum and varied career opportunities available to graduates of the Criminal Justice program, students are encouraged to take advantage of available internship, study abroad and elective course opportunities that target their specific interests and goals. Graduates of the program are prepared for a wide variety of criminal justice employment at the local, national and federal levels including careers in court administration, private investigation, airport security and social services, or as a federal agent, police officer or border patrol agent, among many others.
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$ 42,417
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$ 26,542
Johnson & Wales University-Providence
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Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Castleton University in Castleton, VT
The Criminal Justice Program is designed for students interested in learning more about the law, the factors that may lead to crime, the operation of the criminal justice system, issues regarding the fairness and effectiveness of that system, and the role and responsibilities of criminal justice professionals. The program offers an A.S. and B.A. degree in Criminal Justice as well as an 18 credit minor in the field. At the hand of knowledgeable instructors you will examine the social, political, and historical impacts of crime and the criminal justice system to gain a broader understanding of human behavior and diversity. Additionally, you will learn the importance of research and develop important critical thinking, communication, and problem solving skills that will prepare you for a career in law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, victims services, and the courts. Upon graduation you will have a strong foundation to compete in a professional environment as well as the opportunity to continue your education in graduate school or law school. Criminal justice is an interdisciplinary field of study. It includes knowledge specific to the criminal justice system and process, and draws upon research and theory from fields such as sociology, psychology, law, history, and political science. The curriculum reflects the growing academic quality and expectations of Criminal Justice programs across the United States. You will have the opportunity to experience a broad spectrum of the law throughout Vermont, New England, and New York through the variety of course options. You will also gain knowledgeable field experience through both course requirements and internship opportunities.
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$ 25,610
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$ 17,799
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Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Southern Vermont College in Bennington, VT
Professors in Criminal Justice blend practical experience with the scholarship of the criminal justice academic to prepare students for positions in the criminal justice system at local, state, and federal levels and in the private sector. Career opportunities at the local and state level include town, village, and county police departments as well positions in probation, parole, juvenile justice, prosecution, and public defender offices and sheriffs’ departments. Career opportunities for law enforcement at the federal level exist in all federal agencies including the FBI, Secret Service, ICE, ATF, and DEA among others. Private sector positions are also available in insurance companies, social service agencies, and private corporations. Criminal Justice Career Tracks Administration of Justice: Students on this track have an interest in law as it pertains to court procedures and proceedings, both criminal and civil. Public and Private Law Enforcement: Students on this track aspire to a career in local, state, and/or federal law enforcement. Corrections and Supervision: Students on this track aspire to a career in probation, parole, juvenile justice, and jail and prison law enforcement services. Vermont Police Academy Partnership Highly performing students can consider applying for a program qualifying them to complete the required Vermont Police Academy for Vermont police officers as 16 credits of their degree program in the last semester of their education. Completion of the Vermont Police Academy may help qualify students for police departments in other states, but it is likely that most departments would seek specific state certification and additional training. The requirements, described below, are rigorous, and students attempting to qualify should begin preparing in their first year. Students complete 28 courses of the 32 courses required for the Bachelor of Science program with a major in Criminal Justice in residence at SVC. Students interested in this opportunity must specialize in career Track B: Public and Private Law Enforcement. Students recommended by SVC will be required to complete the qualification process and be accepted into the Academy to be eligible to complete a degree in this track. Those students accepted into the program would enroll in 4 courses in Cj450 Law Enforcement Residency at SVC. Students take 4 courses in residency at the Academy. Upon successful completion of police academy training and certification as a police officer by the state of Vermont, they will be awarded 16 credits. A student who fails to complete police academy training will have to complete all requirements of the Criminal Justice major to receive a degree in Criminal Justice. A student must have a total of five courses at the 300‐ or 400‐level in the major, Criminal Justice electives, and related electives to complete a major in Criminal Justice—Law Enforcement Track.
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$ 37,775
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$ 24,907
Southern Vermont College
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Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Champlain College in Burlington, VT
What kind of digital fingerprints do cyber criminals leave behind? What motivates white-collar criminals? Champlain's Criminal Justice program will immerse you in the field's full range of possibilities, from high-profile tasks like following the trail of crime scene evidence and conducting interviews to day-to-day police work and court and corrections procedures. Upside-Down Curriculum Thanks to our Upside-Down Curriculum, you'll take Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Investigation in your first year. You'll learn the fundamental principles needed in criminal justice professions, from the criminal process to the essential elements of substantive criminal law. The proficiencies you will gain in multiple areas will develop your competency and marketability in one of society's most important fields. You will also acquire critical communication skills by writing weekly memos proposing solutions to modern investigative, legal and ethical dilemmas; delivering oral presentations; and participating in mock trials and suppression motions under the guidance of real trial judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys. Faculty The Criminal Justice faculty at Champlain will offer you everything you need to be career-ready. Your instructors will be working professionals with insider perspectives-including veteran state and local police officers, criminal trial judges, lawyers, and the current Vermont Attorney General and former Vermont Assistant Attorneys General. Thanks to our small class sizes, our professors are able to focus on you and your goals, and will help you meet them. Meet our faculty. Specializations Specializations are an optional part of your Criminal Justice major and may be taken in tandem with other elective Criminal Justice courses and/or a minor. Learn more about our Cyber Investigation or Spanish Language Specializations. Study Abroad You can explore the similarity and differences in criminal justice practices, people and communities all over the world, and then, integrate that knowledge into your Criminal Justice education. We designed our majors to support a semester of optional international study, which means you can study in another country, even complete an internship abroad, and still graduate on time. You can choose to study at one of our international campuses in Montreal, Canada, or in Dublin, Ireland, or through one of our Global Partner or third-party programs. Explore our study abroad options. Internships Through our Upside-Down Curriculum, Criminal Justice students are equipped to take on meaningful internships earlier in their college career than is typical. Our students have interned at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the Vermont Medical Examiner's Office, the Vermont Attorney General's Office and the Chittenden County State's Attorney's office, and landed jobs in U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as several local and state police departments, human services agencies and community restorative justice organizations. As a senior, you can complete fieldwork with a local, state or federal criminal justice agency to gain crucial hands-on experience and confidence dealing with real-life situations. You also can engage in invaluable networking at our on-campus recruiting events, which include a wide range of employers. See where our students have interned. Attend the Vermont Police Academy If you are sponsored by a Vermont law enforcement agency, you may apply to attend the Academy in your senior year. Successfully complete the program and your senior year's coursework, and you'll not only earn a Criminal Justice degree but also graduate certified as a full-time police officer in Vermont. Many of our students are hired by police departments before they attend their first academy class and get paid by those departments while they learn. Once you are a certified police officer in Vermont, if you want to move to another state, depending on that state's requirements, you may be eligible for reciprocity and have parts of the other state's certification examination waived.
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$ 54,001
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$ 35,740
Champlain College
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Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science (BS)
College of St Joseph in Rutland, VT
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice provides students with a strong foundation for success in practitioner settings and advanced graduate studies. College of St. Joseph’s Criminal Justice programs will provide you with basic and applied knowledge on topics including crime and delinquency. The program also covers law and the legal system for adults and juveniles in American society, and the decision-making process for criminal justice agencies. CSJ offers an a Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science in Criminal Justice. Alongside knowledgeable instructors with inside perspectives – including lawyers and police officers – you will examine the realities and impact of crime and the legal system. These exercises help develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will serve you well throughout your career. You may also have the opportunity for hands-on experience and professional development opportunities with a variety of criminal justice-related agencies and organizations in the region. Articulation Agreements in Criminal Justice Prospective students who have graduated from the Vermont Police Academy or who work for the Vermont Corrections Academy may transfer at least 16 credits or petition for up to 45 credits in life experience toward a degree. Articulation agreements are in place for the following: Vermont Police Academy Vermont Correctional Academy Community College of Vermont Adirondack Community College
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$ 37,400
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$ 18,916
College of St Joseph
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Criminal Justice
Associate of Science (AS)
Castleton University in Castleton, VT
The Criminal Justice Program is designed for students interested in learning more about the law, the factors that may lead to crime, the operation of the criminal justice system, issues regarding the fairness and effectiveness of that system, and the role and responsibilities of criminal justice professionals. The program offers an A.S. and B.A. degree in Criminal Justice as well as an 18 credit minor in the field. At the hand of knowledgeable instructors you will examine the social, political, and historical impacts of crime and the criminal justice system to gain a broader understanding of human behavior and diversity. Additionally, you will learn the importance of research and develop important critical thinking, communication, and problem solving skills that will prepare you for a career in law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, victims services, and the courts. Upon graduation you will have a strong foundation to compete in a professional environment as well as the opportunity to continue your education in graduate school or law school. Criminal justice is an interdisciplinary field of study. It includes knowledge specific to the criminal justice system and process, and draws upon research and theory from fields such as sociology, psychology, law, history, and political science. The curriculum reflects the growing academic quality and expectations of Criminal Justice programs across the United States. You will have the opportunity to experience a broad spectrum of the law throughout Vermont, New England, and New York through the variety of course options. You will also gain knowledgeable field experience through both course requirements and internship opportunities.
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$ 25,610
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$ 17,799
Castleton University
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Criminal Justice
Master of Science (MS)
Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI
RWU’s interdisciplinary Criminal Justice program combines courses in policing, corrections and procedure with studies in the social sciences to introduce you to the theory and practice of criminal law and the moral complexity of the criminal justice system. Along with internships and the guidance of our faculty of experienced practitioners, you’ll be prepared for careers such as law enforcement, counseling and probation or to advance into graduate study or law school.
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$ 41,516
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$ 32,185
Roger Williams University
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Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI
RWU’s interdisciplinary Criminal Justice program combines courses in policing, corrections and procedure with studies in the social sciences to introduce you to the theory and practice of criminal law and the moral complexity of the criminal justice system. Along with internships and the guidance of our faculty of experienced practitioners, you’ll be prepared for careers such as law enforcement, counseling and probation or to advance into graduate study or law school.
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$ 41,516
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$ 32,185
Roger Williams University
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$ 32,185
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