1 Online Bachelor s Degree Completion Program A Degree Completion Program for Working Adults Log in to a Distinguished Tradition. Since 1819.
2 Proudly serving those who serve Norwich University has a proud history of academic excellence and innovation in training individuals for a career in public service. We understand the dynamics of being both a student and a working adult, and provide a multifaceted support system to help you succeed. Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Online You have many choices when deciding where to pursue an online degree in criminal justice. But only one of them comes with the history and national prestige of Norwich University. At Norwich, you choose the area of concentration that interests you most: Public Safety and Law Enforcement, or Intelligence and Security Management. Either way, you benefit from Norwich s decades-long leadership in criminal justice education, expert instruction and tradition of excellence. Less than Two Years to Achievement We are committed to helping you complete your bachelor s degree in just over 18 months. At Norwich, each student s prior learning will be evaluated individually, and you will be able to transfer up to 84 semester credits into the program. Online Classroom Norwich University has built a cutting-edge online learning environment that facilitates individual engagement, deep learning, networking, peer support, and one-on-one contact with faculty and student support staff. Our curriculum incorporates coursework specifically designed to help students succeed in the online learning environment. Classrooms are highly interactive, linked to extensive online learning resources, and accessible anywhere and anytime. Convenience and Flexibility Norwich provides 24/7 access and technical support to an online learning platform, enabling students to engage with program content and contribute to class discussions at any time from any location each week. Career Placement Norwich s Criminal Justice online bachelor s degree program offers the knowledge, skills and credentials you need to help achieve your professional goals. Whether you are looking to advance in your current career or transition into a new area of law enforcement or security management, a bachelor s degree from Norwich can help prepare you for exciting opportunities in intelligence, security, public safety and law enforcement. Norwich offers 24/7 access and support. For questions about the Criminal Justice program, contact us at or call
3 2 A Degree Above Because of our nearly 200-year affiliation with the U.S. military and long track record of developing leaders, a bachelor s degree from Norwich University is highly regarded in the law enforcement community. Our program is both rigorous and rewarding, and helps our students distinguish themselves from their peers and open the door to exciting career opportunities in criminal justice.
4 Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Online The Norwich Advantage A National Reputation for Developing Leaders The Norwich Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed for individuals with an eye to the future and a desire to become leaders in law enforcement, intelligence and security management. As a Norwich student, you will learn the theories behind standard law enforcement and security practices, and the practical skills needed to excel in your career. Just as important, you will benefit from core courses in history, literature, science and mathematics, specifically designed for criminal justice students with real world experience. You will be taught by highly knowledgeable faculty that includes a former special agent for the FBI, a former counter intelligence officer for the U.S. Army Intelligence & Security Command, private and public sector law enforcement professionals, and research and academic experts. Research, critical thinking, ethical decision-making and leadership skills are fostered and woven throughout the curriculum, and are designed to give students the tools they need to become leaders in their chosen field. Three start dates per year (January, May, September) allow you to begin the program when it is convenient for you. You can transfer up to 84 semester credits and complete your bachelor s degree in less than two years. You can access program content and contribute to class discussions on your own schedule and at your own pace through our flexible online platform. Faculty members bring extensive academic and professional experience into the virtual classroom, giving you uncommon insight into the areas of law enforcement, policy development, intelligence and security. Norwich understands the challenge of balancing a career with academic pursuits. Whether you need help finding the right research materials or balancing program requirements with work and family responsibilities, Norwich is here to assist and support you.
5 4 A unique blend of theory and practicality As a Norwich Criminal Justice student, you will: Experience a high degree of interaction with Norwich faculty and fellow classmates in small classes. Learn valuable methods of social science research and how they influence public safety and law enforcement. Incorporate individual work and life experience into the classroom atmosphere to enhance theoretical and practical learning objectives. Apply principles of critical thinking, ethical decision-making and leadership that are interwoven throughout the curriculum. In Your Corner. A Motivating Force. At Norwich, we understand the dynamics of being both a student and a working adult. That s why we provide an extensive support system of staff and faculty whose principal focus is to help you succeed academically, professionally and personally. Whether you need someone to walk you through the financial aid or Military Tuition Assistance process, help you locate sources for a research paper, or tell you what to do if you have to step out, we are ready, willing and able to serve.
6 Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Online Earn Your Degree in Less Than Two Years The Norwich Criminal Justice online degree completion program requires 63 credits which can be taken year-round over five trimesters. Each trimester is divided into two eight-week sessions. This allows a student enrolled full time (two courses per eight-week session) to complete the program in less than two years. Three start dates per year (January, May, September) allow you to begin the program when it is convenient for you. After completing General Education and Foundational courses, students can choose to earn a minor in Public Safety & Law Enforcement or Intelligence & Security Management or shape their own program by selecting the Degree Elective courses that meet their unique learning and career goals. General Education Courses (18 credits) - Crime in Literature - Historical Studies - Comparative Religion - Science, Technology & Procedures in Forensics Investigations - Elementary Statistics - Environmental Science Foundational Courses (15 credits) - Introduction to Criminal Justice - Methods of Social Science Research - Cultural Issues & the Criminal Justice System - Data Analysis & Writing - Criminal Justice Ethics All Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice degree candidates will have earned 123 total credits (including transfer credits) to graduate. For a complete overview of the curriculum, visit online.norwich.edu/cj Degree Elective Courses (18 credits) Public Safety & Law Enforcement - Criminology - Procedural Due Process - Domestic Terrorism - Public Safety in a Diverse Society - Law Enforcement Administration - Emergency & Disaster Relief Operations - Drugs and Gangs - Cyber Crime & Security Intelligence & Security Management - Immigration Law & Policy - Homeland Security & Intelligence - National Security Policy - Security Coordination & Collaboration - Intelligence Management - Global Security & Intelligence - Intercultural Communication - Information Ops & Infrastructure Field Study (6 credits) A research project combining academic concepts and theories with practical field experience. Capstone Project (6 credits)
7 6 Capstone Project As part of the final program requirements, Criminal Justice students use the knowledge they have gained to focus on ethics and the challenges of leadership. Presented with real world scenarios and a tactical ethics text, students present an in-depth analysis, and address how their work will contribute to the growing body of criminal justice knowledge and professionalism. Norwich seeks goal-oriented individuals who have high standards of personal and professional excellence and a desire to be a leader. Financial Aid Admission Criteria An associate degree or minimum of 60 credits Proficiency in basic math and writing skills (the equivalence of EN 101 and MA 102) or training credit in these areas (through SOC), or CLEP tests Application Process Call a Norwich Admissions Advisor to begin the application process and submit the following items: Online application form. Go to: online.norwich.edu/cj Admissions essay outlining your experience, prior learning, and educational/career objectives (up to 1,000 words) Resume/ERB Official copies of all college and/or military transcripts Documentation of accredited non-college learning (CLEP, etc.) We are committed to helping you navigate the financial planning aspects of your Criminal Justice degree. Financial aid options include federal student loans, Pell Grants, Military Tuition Assistance, the GI Bill and other military payment options. To speak with someone about financial aid, contact one of our knowledgeable admissions advisors today. Call or Norwich offers 24/7 access and support. For questions about the Criminal Justice program, contact us at or call
8 Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Online About Norwich University Founded in 1819, Norwich University is a small, private, not-for-profit university that offers professional and liberal arts programs to military and civilian students. The campus is located in Vermont. Norwich University, the nation s first private military college, has long been an innovator in education. We have been consistently ranked among the top schools in online delivery of education. The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies builds upon nearly 200 years of tradition, while emphasizing interactive classes, mentoring relationships with faculty, and extensive hands-on-learning. Norwich University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report recognized Norwich University s online bachelor s degree programs as some of the best in the country. G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools has recognized Norwich University as a military friendly school as determined by the Military Friendly Schools Academic Advisory Board Committee Members. College of Graduate & Continuing Studies Norwich University 158 Harmon Drive P.O. Box 367 Northfield, Vermont Tel: How to Get Started Norwich is committed to helping you attain your academic and career goals. We can provide information on how to apply, how to manage your time, and how to get the books and materials you need for the Criminal Justice program. We can get you started. Where you go is up to you. For a complete overview of the Criminal Justice curriculum, visit: online.norwich.edu/cj Critical Information: Non-Discrimination Statement: Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.
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