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Justice and Security Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The Department, College or School offerign the justice and security program will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The institution will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, some institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your second year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

On the other hand, some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in a major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major, you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some justice and security majors have limited enrollment so in fact you may even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Associate degree programs can also have majors, for example Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Homeland Security Management. Diploma and certificate programs don't have majors as such; they carry a designation (for instance Certificate in Intelligence Studies) which is more specific than a general degree title. Usually, the field of study at the community or cereer college level is job-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the diploma or certificate effectively stands in for the "major."

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Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs Offered:
  • AAS in Criminal Justice
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Global Issues in Criminal Justice
  • MS in Criminal Justice
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UEI College
At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.
Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice (11-Month Diploma Program)

 
Regent University
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.
Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Laws - American Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government - Pre-Law
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Ashford University
You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.
Programs Offered:
  • MS/Criminal Justice - Forensic Science
  • BA/Social and Criminal Justice - Criminal Investigations
  • MS/Criminal Justice - Homeland Security
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ECPI University
ECPI University
Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice - Bachelor's
  • Homeland Security - Bachelor's

 
YTI Career Institute

Your Journey Begins Here . At YTI Career Institute, we are your beacon-brightening your future outlook and lighting your path to a rewarding career.

Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice & First Response - Associate

 
Vista College
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Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice

 
Florida Tech

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Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

 
Keiser University Campus

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Arts in Homeland Security
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • And more...

 
Berkeley College

The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.

Programs Offered:
  • AAS in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
  • BS in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
  • AAS, Legal Studies
  • And more...

 
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