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Front Page - Friday, October 13, 2017

Bryan College offering online criminal justice degree next spring




Bryan College is now offering criminal justice as an online degreed program. The school is accepting applications for the Spring 2018 semester.

The online program provides educational offerings based on constitutional law while also providing hands-on experiences with a multitude of local and federal law enforcement agencies.

The program provides students with the understanding of how the criminal justice system operates within various cases and scenarios. Students will also have the opportunity to learn constitutional, procedural and organizational differences between the federal, state and local criminal justice systems. Along with this information, they’ll be able to interact with professionals who work within the criminal justice system.

While the program has been on campus for several years, this is the first time for the online offering.

Dr. Adina Scruggs, associate professor of business at Bryan College, says the school is excited about offering the program, which has been several years in the making.

“With several courses rooted in constitutional law and public policy, the foundation for this program builds upon the legislative framework of our country and how that knowledge is carried out to enforce the law,” Scruggs says. “This degree is a great preparation for anyone interested in a profession related to our government’s legal systems.”

Bryan College will provide hands-on learning experiences with professionals in local law enforcement as well as those serving with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshal Service and the U.S. Secret Service.

Adjunct Professor David Taylor, who will be teaching in the program, says, “Today’s criminal justice professional utilizes technology, knowledge of the law and the workings of the legal system on a daily basis.

“Our program will provide core competencies that will prepare our students to enter the field confidently as well-prepared professionals seeking to make a difference within the field of criminal justice.”

More at www.bryan.edu.

Source: Bryan College