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Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice
Melvin Booker '14, Criminal Justice

Melvin Booker '14, Criminal Justice

Becker College has taught Melvin to ask himself valuable questions: What’s expected of me and how am I meeting those expectations?

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Concerns about personal and public safety—homeland security, technology-related crimes, immigration, and more—have led to an increased demand for well-trained criminal justice professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this demand is projected to increase between 10 and 22 percent through 2018. The field of criminal justice is fast-paced, dynamic, and constantly evolving, both on the local and national levels.

The criminal justice program at Becker College features a broad curriculum, including courses covering criminal justice, psychology, sociology, law, public administration, and government. Advanced course work is designed to teach those who wish to major in criminal justice how to process and apply information reliably and develop skills in research methodology. At Becker College, a variety of electives, a criminal justice internship, and a senior year capstone project round out the criminal justice program. In addition, Becker College offers a specialized policing option during the junior and senior year for those who wish to pursue a policing career. A formal concentration in forensics/crime scene processing is also offered.

For more information about the Becker College criminal justice program, call 877.523.2537 or email admissions@becker.edu.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will expand critical thinking and problem-solving skills and an appreciation of the importance of lifelong learning to a successful career in the criminal justice field.

Students will demonstrate an ability to write and communicate effectively, and to share information efficiently within the criminal justice system.

Students will develop a practical understanding of the functions, workings, and challenges of the criminal justice system.

Students will demonstrate proficiency in the scientific and technical aspects of forensics.

Students will enhance their knowledge by participation in internships.

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