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Southern University and A&M College and Education Online Services Announce Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Online Degree Program
By: Business Wire
Nov. 27, 2012 06:30 AM
Southern University and A&M College in conjunction with Education Online Services Corporation, is proud to announce the launch of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice online degree program. The Criminal Justice Program seeks to educate students in the skills required for a successful professional career, including; critical thinking, communication protocols, research methods, statistical and data analysis and computer technology as well as ethical behavior application. Prospective students can find out more about this exciting opportunity at: http://gotosouthernuniversityonline.com/bscj/.
The Bachelors program for the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice will be offered completely online and is comprised of (8) week terms delivered online. The program requires students to complete 120 hours to graduate, but also allows transfer of up to 60 credit hours in previous credits. The criminal courses taken towards the Bachelor’s degree will be handled through the university with the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Department of Criminal Justice overseeing the courses specific to the criminal justice major.
Southern University System President Dr. Ronald Mason, Jr. stated “The Southern University System is emerging as a leading higher education institution that provides a diversity of campus and online degree programs that serve the educational needs of students across Louisiana, regionally, nationally and globally. The launch of the BS in Criminal Justice online degree program is a vital component of our development plan to advance the mission of Southern University.”
“To be competitive in today’s job market, individuals with degrees most certainly have an edge over individuals who do not. Most positions require qualified people and that translates into having a bachelor’s degree or higher,” stated Ezell Brown, Chairman of Education Online Services Corporation. “A criminal justice degree is valuable to the various fields that uphold public security and safety including the growing number of jobs in Homeland Security. Many of our nations heros work long hours keeping our communities safe and find it challenging to make time to attend a campus to pursue their own academic goals. This program aims to give them another option,” added Chairman Brown.
Southern University and A&M College Chancellor Dr. James L. Llorens affirmed “This is an important step forward for Southern University and A&M College. The BS in Criminal Justice online degree program will afford students the opportunity to achieve a sound college education in a professional career field that is increasingly in high demand in the United States as well as internationally.”
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. President of Education Online Services Corporation said “We are very cognizant that obtaining a world class Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice via the full online degree program at Southern University and A&M College is a significant educational opportunity for students across America and throughout the world. The criminal justice field is expanding exponentially.”
Dr. Allison Analdi, Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Southern University and A&M College, stated “We are strongly committed to the launch of the BS in Criminal Justice online degree program by the Department of Criminal Justice in the Nelson Mandela School for Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Southern University and A&M College.”
About Education Online Services Corporation www.EducationOnlineServices.com
Education Online Services Corporation was founded by a select team of academic and marketing professionals who recognized the opportunity to assist colleges and universities in underserved communities with the development of full-service online degree programs. With the primary focus on graduating students, Education Online Services Corporation works closely with the admissions, financial aid, and academic departments of each institution to help them market and increase enrollment by expanding their on-campus degree programs to online degree programs.
About Southern University and A&M College www.subr.edu
Southern University is a comprehensive institution providing four-year baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. The campus is part of the only historically-black land-grant university system in the United States. The University offers 57 bachelors, 26 masters, two post masters certificates, and six doctorates. Year-to-year, an average 8,000 students are enrolled at Southern University, Baton Rouge. More African-American graduates, together, in engineering, technology, computer science, and mathematics have earned their degrees from Southern University than from any other university in America.
The Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs provides programs that enable undergraduate and graduate students to understand major social, political and economic developments in society. These programs will familiarize students with the values associated with positive and effective leadership in a democratic society, and will provide a framework for lifelong personal and professional growth. Students of the school will gain the knowledge and skills they need in order to pursue and excel in graduate education or professional careers. http://web.subr.edu/index.php?id=1495
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