AccessNorthGa.com reports that North Georgia College and State University has started a new, online-only graduate degree program in criminal justice. The program is aimed at those students interested in working in the law enforcement field.
The head of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, Dr. Ross Alexander, says that the course's unique content should prove a boon to students. And what's so unique about North Georgia College and State University's program it requires that its students take one global crime course, a component that distinguishes it from any other master's degree program in the University System of Georgia.
Though the program is open to all students, Alexander says that their criminal justice program will specifically target military students as well as criminal justice professionals, many of whom cannot leave their jobs or who have small children to care for.
With this in mind, curriculum developers designed the course so that students can access it any time. Applications are accepted year round, and students can begin in any semester. In other words, the program has adopted all the conveniences of online learning.
Not surprisingly, interest in the course is expected to be high. The program is expected to grow to as many as 50 students by the second year. The university's criminal justice program is already one of the largest in the state, with more than 300 students enrolled.
The new online criminal justice program should prove a wonderful asset to Georgia. One of the few sectors in the economy still enjoying growth, criminal justice can provide the diligent student with a bright future.