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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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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
  • And more...

 
Colorado Technical University Online
A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs Offered:
  • Doctor of Management - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • And more...

 
Colorado State University-Global Campus
CSU Global - Criminal Justice
Programs Offered:
  • BS - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
  • Master - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration

 
Regent University
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.
Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
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ECPI University
ECPI University
Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice - Bachelor's
  • Homeland Security - Bachelor's

 
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
  • And more...

 
American InterContinental University Online

You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.

At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Generalist
  • Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Corrections and Case Management
  • Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Law Enforcement
  • And more...

 
Brightwood Career Institute

At Brightwood Career Institute, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.

Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice

 
Keiser University Campus

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Arts in Homeland Security
  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security

 
Daymar College Online

We Change Lives...One Person At A Time. ®

Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice, Diploma
  • Criminal Justice, Associates Degree
  • Criminal Justice Administration, Bachelor Degree

 
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