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Which Criminal Justice Degree Is Best For Non-Traditional Students?

Non-traditional students are almost always those who are already employed and are seeking higher education to climb up the corporate ladder. Their main problem is how to get a degree of one’s choice without having to disrupt one’s existing situation. Usually that boils down to a single question: how to get a degree without having to give up one’s job and without having to relocate?

Previously, before the age of distant learning and online education had come upon us, answering this question satisfactorily almost always depended on one’s luck. If you were lucky you could get admission into one of the night schools or evening schools in your locality, continue with your education and still maintain your job and without relocating.

But there was yet another luck factor involved – whether the particular degree you were looking for was being offered in night or evening schools in your locality or not. If not, bad luck. If yes, well you were lucky!

Today that situation has changed dramatically. With distant learning and online education becoming more of a norm rather than an exception, almost anybody can get college degrees today without too much of a hassle. Of course, work and study you still have to do but getting the opportunity to do so is not such an issue anymore. All you have to do is to get admitted into one of the many online degree programs that are now available in almost any discipline you want -. from astronomy to zoology with criminal justice very much there in-between.

Online degrees now enable employed people - people who have to continue with their jobs to maintain home and hearth - to try and become more qualified without disrupting the rest of their lives in any significant way.

Today, online degrees are available for almost every single field within the broad field of criminal justice. These online degrees are best suited to meet the educational needs of non-traditional students, allowing them to continue part-time or full-time work. No on-campus visits are required.

Participants in such online programs can learn about crime causation, criminal justice issues, forensic science, juvenile justice, law enforcement, courts, corrections, homeland security, law – you name it, you get it. And if you are careful about choosing the right online program, you can rest assured that the online degree you will get will be in no way inferior to any on-campus degree.

Professional faculty members who are specialists in their own fields conduct online courses over the Internet. Non-traditional students can earn a degree in criminal justice online, from their homes and workplaces, and they can learn and earn valuable college degrees at their own time and at their own pace.

Non-traditional students should, therefore, look at what they are presently doing, what degree can help them rise up the career ladder, which type of degree will enable them to cash in on their on-the-job training and experience to earn credits and reduce the overall time taken to get a college degree, which college or universities offer the best and most cost-effective degree in the subject of their choice, and so on, to take a call on which online degree they should go for.

All that they will need is a computer at home or easy access to a computer, a reliable Internet connection, and the willingness to study and work beyond the basic demands of their jobs.

For non-traditional students, online degrees in criminal justice that have some bearing on their existing professional calling are the best way out!

Submitted by:

Jim Greenberg

Jim Greenberg recommends you visit the Online Criminal Justice Degree Guide for more information on non-traditional criminal justice degrees. See http://www.ocjdg.com/2006/03/which_online_cr.html for more information.





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