The first entirely online Bachelor’s degree program in Criminal Justice to be approved by the New York State Education Department will be offered by Monroe College in the Bronx and New Rochelle beginning with the April 28th start of the spring semester.
"This is significant for police officers and others working in criminal justice worldwide," said Criminal Justice Chairman William H. McDonald, Ph.D. "Eighty percent of police departments in the United States have a staff of fewer than 35 people. They have neither the resources nor experience to prepare for the post-9/11 world of criminal justice. Unfortunately, the challenges of modern day security are no longer isolated to major markets such as New York City. Our new online degree gives everyone a chance to at quality criminal justice preparation, wherever in the world they are."
The Monroe College online Criminal Justice Program was developed with the working, experienced criminal justice professional in mind. "Because of the shift-work nature of this profession, being able to show up to class on a specific day at a specific time, for a consistent 15-week semester may be near impossible. But being able to take classes online, any day of the week, any time of day, but still within a specific semester time-frame, will allow working professionals to custom-make their academic schedule."
Monroe College offers three-semesters per year and is currently accepting applicants for its Spring semester beginning April 28th. Traditional on-campus classes are offered days, evenings and weekends. To inquire about the Online Criminal Justice Bachelor’s degree program, call 800-55-MONROE. Also, there will be an Admission Open House on April 11th at 11 AM or 5 PM at either 2501 Jerome Avenue, The Bronx, or 466 Main Street, New Rochelle.