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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."

Schools

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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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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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MacCormac College

MACCORMAC COLLEGE: CHICAGO’S HIDDEN GEM

Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

 
Rasmussen College

Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice Associate¬ís

 
Central Penn College
Earn your degree and achieve your career goals at Central Penn College.
Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice Associate Degree
  • Criminal Justice Administration Bachelor Degree
  • Legal Studies
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Colorado State University-Global Campus

Colorado State University-Global Campus

Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) recently received state approval to enroll students with little to no prior college experience. To help ensure student success, the university has created a program especially for these students who plan on starting their college experience for the first time with us.

Programs Offered:
  • Master - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration

 
Miami-Jacobs Career College

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Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Business

 
Fortis Institute

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice

 
Platt College
Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice

 
Argosy University

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)

 
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