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School of Legal Studies At Online Campus

Bachelor's Degree inCriminal Justice

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yellow-ribbon-program1Earn your Bachelors Degree online in

Criminal Justice

in as little as 31 months!

The Bachelor’s Criminal Justice degree program at Platt College offers a comprehensive curriculum to prepare the student for a career in the field.**

Core first and second-year courses focus on building a solid foundation in the key areas of criminal justice, including: corrections, private security, criminal law, criminal investigations, juvenile justice, and forensics.

The program also includes a comprehensive study of the national criminal justice system, correctional organizations and law enforcement agencies.

Third-year courses are focused on strengthening the student’s legal knowledge, including constitutional law, immigration law, laws of evidence, and advanced criminal law.

Fourth-year courses explore law enforcement, corrections, and security in further detail, with a particular focus on contemporary issues: Modern Policing, Narcotics Enforcement, Issues in Public and Private Security, Security Management, and Criminal Behavior.

**Some or all of these fields have additional qualifications. Graduation from the program is not a guarantee of employment.

As part of its Criminal Justice Degree curriculum, Platt College offers students the opportunity to earn their Guard Card certificate.

The College is authorized by the Bureau of Security And Investigative Services (BSIS), a division of the Department of Consumer Affairs in the state of California to offer this training, which includes  8 hour power to arrest training, as well as the additional 32 hours of training required (in various subjects) to become a licensed security guard in California.

The field of criminal justice is expected to grow significantly between 2008 and 2018, with increased employment of police officers and detectives by 10 percent, probation officers and correctional treatment specialists by 19 percent and private detectives and investigators by 22 percent, according to projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics*.  Platt College’s criminal justice program provides a solid educational foundation to pursue a variety of career paths in the field.

Both programs include all coursework necessary to earn the basic CA Guard Card certification.

As part of its Criminal Justice curriculum, Platt College offers students the opportunity to earn their Guard Card certificate.  The College is authorized by the Bureau of Security And Investigative Services (BSIS), a division of the Department of Consumer Affairs in the state of California to offer this training, which includes  8 hour power to arrest training, as well as the additional 32 hours of training required (in various subjects) to become a licensed security guard in California.

*Adapted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S, Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, www.bls.gov/oco. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.