||by Jennifer Hernandez
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
When you think about criminal justice the first thing that comes to mind is learning how to catch a criminal. Actually, criminal justice is a large and rapidly growing field that offers a variety of occupations within the justice system. Whether you are looking for a specific area of interest or broaden your knowledge for advancement, getting a criminal justice degree will prepare you for all of your career endeavors. Security, law enforcement, emergency response, paralegal, or the court systems are some of many of the career paths that a criminal justice degree can lead you.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of police officers, detectives and correctional officers are projected to grow 5% from 2012 to 2022. Private Investigators are foreseeing to have an increase of 11% within the same ten year span.
Responding to the demand, UMass Lowell recently launched a new online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. This program provides students with a strong understanding of the modern criminal justice system, and teaches students how to apply this knowledge to related social problems and situations.
Click here for more information on the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.