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        Schools With Criminal Justice Programs

        Our schools offer graduate and undergraduate programs in the field of criminal justice. Choose from online or on-campus programs.

        To learn more about institutional and/or programmatic accreditation please select the school you are interested in from the locations below.

        Atlanta, GA
        AIU Atlanta
        Associate in Criminal Justice, Bachelor in Criminal Justice
        Houston, TX
        AIU Houston
        Associate in Criminal Justice, Bachelor in Criminal Justice
        Schaumburg, Illinois
        AIU Online Degree Programs
        Associate in Criminal Justice, Bachelor in Criminal Justice
        Bethpage, New York
        Briarcliffe College - Bethpage
        Associate in Criminal Justice, Bachelor in Criminal Justice
        Patchogue, New York
        Briarcliffe College - Patchogue
        Associate in Criminal Justice, Bachelor in Criminal Justice
        Colorado Springs, Colorado
        CTU - Colorado Springs
        Bachelor in Criminal Justice
        Aurora, Colorado
        CTU - Denver
        Bachelor in Criminal Justice
        Colorado Springs, Colorado
        CTU's Online Degree Programs
        Associate in Criminal Justice, Bachelor in Criminal Justice, Master in Criminal Justice
        Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
        Sanford-Brown College Brooklyn Center
        Associate in Criminal Justice
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        Criminal Justice Program Profile

        • Program Focus
        • Student Life
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        Program Focus

        In our paralegal studies programs, students prepare to tackle the challenges of this legal support role. Students can develop practical critical thinking and writing skills along with theoretical legal knowledge.

        Course topics include:

        • Litigation
        • Torts
        • Criminal law and criminal procedure
        • Estates, trusts, and wills
        • Introductory psychology

        Student Life

        Students in our paralegal studies degree programs can benefit from the real-world perspective of our instructors, many of whom have experience in the fields they teach. Our curriculum also places emphasis on career-focused learning experiences that model the workplace.

        All schools offer a Career Services department dedicated to helping students identify, clarify, and pursue their academic and professional goals.

        Finally, our schools’ Alumni Associations offer additional opportunities for students and graduates to make important connections—professional and personal.

        Field of Interest

        Paralegal Services or Legal Assisting
        In an increasingly complex legal environment, lawyers require assistance in preparing cases. Depositions must be taken, research performed, and paperwork filed for hearings, trials, or closings.

        • Key Traits: Excellent communication skills, research ability, attention to detail.
        • Education Required: Certificate/Diploma in Paralegal Studies, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree.
        • Where Paralegal Services Are Needed: Law firms, government organizations, corporate legal departments

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        74,100 new jobs, or 28% growth rate nation-widei

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        Career Education Corporation schools do not guarantee employment or salary.

        iBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition,Paralegals and Legal Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos114.htm (visited December 13, 2010).

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        Student Outcomes and Disclosures

        CEC schools do not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by CEC schools but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to CEC schools. Therefore, CEC schools cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

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