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NNU Announces Criminal Justice Major

July 21, 2009, 9:09 pm
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Northwest Nazarene University announces the addition of a Criminal Justice major to the department of behavioral sciences and cultural studies. The program is scheduled to begin in the fall and will include a bachelor of arts, a bachelor of science and a minor in criminal justice.

The department has offered a minor in criminal justice since 1999. In 2008 a taskforce consisting of individuals from four police agencies in the valley, faculty from the criminal justice programs of local universities and faculty from various departments at NNU determined that an NNU bachelor’s program would help prepare the necessary qualified individuals to meet the Valley’s needs.

NNU’s criminal justice program is designed to help students gain an understanding of human behavior that is critical to law enforcement. Through the program students will also acquire a foundational knowledge of sociology, psychology and political science that prepares graduates to work in the fields of corrections, security, forensics and the legal system.

A criminal justice major is the right choice for those considering any of the following areas: law school, adult probation or parole, police agencies, institutional corrections, state law enforcement, federal law enforcement, community based corrections or juvenile probation, parole or corrections.

To find out more information about this program and others at NNU, visit the University website at www.NNU.edu or call 1-877-NNU-4YOU.

Northwest Nazarene University, a Christian comprehensive university, offers over 60 areas of study, master’s degree programs in eleven disciplines, accelerated degree programs, concurrent credit for high school students, and a variety of continuing education credits. In addition to its 85-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers programs online as well as in Boise, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and in cooperation with programs in 10 countries. Founded in 1913, the university now serves over 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 10,000 continuing education students, and 1,900 high school students through the concurrent credit program.

Photo Caption: Find out more information online at www.NNU.edu.


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