School of Criminal Justice – Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
The field of criminal justice is more than the training of law enforcement officers. The program covers the entire criminal justice system and students can concentrate on policing, criminology, criminal justice, or correction areas. Our program is designed to prepare students academically for a professional career in the criminal justice system. Careers in this area include police work, probation and parole officers, security, crime prevention, juvenile justice, halfway house counselors, and other community-based correctional opportunities. Additionally, many of our graduates elect to enter law school or graduate school.
School of Criminal Justice — Bachelor of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies
The paralegal studies program is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of paralegal job opportunities. The utilization of paralegals improves the efficiency, economy and availability of legal services. A paralegal performs substantive legal work under the direct supervision of an attorney. Paralegals must have knowledge and understanding of various legal concepts.
Prospective students should be aware that paralegal education is not the equivalent of a law school education. Graduates of paralegal programs are not qualified or eligible to take the bar examination. Academic credit for paralegal courses is not transferable for advanced standing in law school.
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as provided by law.