Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
Lincoln College of New England
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree at Lincoln College of Technology is designed for students seeking the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue careers in various areas of criminal justice. This includes those in federal and state law enforcement, correctional facilities, or private security organizations. There is an emphasis on correctional theory and the application of criminal justice in an ethical framework in order to produce competent and ethical graduates.
It is the goal of this program to produce job candidates that have strong work ethic, good written and verbal communication skills, and creative and critical thinking skills. These graduates may be committed to lifelong learning and have technological literacy. Graduates should have strong knowledge of the criminal court systems at different levels, prison systems and current treatment theory, and the differences between adult and juvenile courts. According to a survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of detectives and law enforcement personnel is expected to grow ten percent by the year 2018.
In the curriculum for this program, students will go through audio and visual elements of terrorism, US law enforcement, legal rights, and more. This program is delivered entirely online, allowing courses to be taken through a virtual classroom without set or predetermined times.
To complete this program, those enrolled must earn a total of 120 hours of credit. This sum is divided into major program and general education requirements, while additional credits come from general education, law, business, social and behavioral science, and arts and humanities electives. Possible courses include Correctional Counseling, Criminal Procedure, and Social Psychology. Additionally, students must complete a research project and complete an approved internship.
Degree Level: Bachelor
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions
Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), and the State of Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education.
Until recently, Lincoln College of New England was best known as Briarwood College to many in Southington, Connecticut. Founded in 1966, Briarwood began as the all girls Briarwood Secretarial School. In 1979, the renamed Briarwood College transitioned to a coeducational campus and expanded its degree programs, along with its physical campus. In 2008, the Lincoln Educational Services Corporation acquired Briarwood College and Clemens College, consolidating them into the Lincoln College of New England. Today, the Lincoln College of New England has two campus locations in Connecticut, in addition to a virtual campus.
Lincoln College of New England offers students the opportunities to choose from online programs and blended programs. Online programs are delivered fully online while blended programs target working professionals and are a combination of online courses and on-campus courses taught at the Hartford, Connecticut campus. Classes for online programs are taught asynchronously, and include lectures, videos, simulations, discussion boards, and assignments.
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