Move up in the ranks.
be closer than
You want to advance your career In our criminal justice program, you
in criminal justice. Which means complete your studies at a distance, on
your schedule. We give you a head start
you want a college degree: it’s a
by accepting more of your previously
must for valued positions in law
earned credits toward our Bachelor
enforcement, corrections, the
of Science degree with a major in
courts and homeland security.
Criminal Justice. And you get to study
But how do you earn your degree
today’s most relevant subject areas:
while tending to work and family?
topics like counterterrorism, family and
delinquency, forensic pathology, white-
Welcome to Excelsior College.
collar crime, victimology, security, crime
scene analysis, and more. All from an
accredited college that ranks as a world
leader in distance education.
Convenient. Flexible. Affordable. Accredited.
Earn further credit through
a host of options.
Take Excelsior College Courses — online or via
CD-ROM — in subjects from sociology to victimology.
Or earn credit at your own pace through Excelsior
College Examinations, CLEP, and other for-credit
Use our Portfolio Assessment to earn credit for college-
Make the most of the credits level learning through your work, community, or
you’ve already earned. volunteer experiences. With Excelsior College, you’ll
find a wealth of ways to earn the credit you need.
Since 1971, Excelsior College has been helping
students finish their degrees more efficiently When you enroll, your team of Academic Advisors
by accepting many of the credits they’ve already will help you develop a degree completion plan—
earned— saving them time and money. When you the most efficient, most flexible path to your
enroll in our Bachelor of Science degree program in college degree.
Criminal Justice, we'll consider credit you've earned
n Excelsior College and other approved colleges Military servicemembers:
and universities Ask about special enrollment options
n Academy training or other programs evaluated and reduced fees for the military.
for college credit by ACE, National PONSI, or
n ACE-approved military training
n For-credit exams, such as Excelsior College®
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Examinations, DSST, and CLEP
Our generous acceptance of credits is a big
reason why we are top-ranked nationwide in
number of transfer students (according to
U.S.News & World Report).
Study the most pressing issues
in criminal justice today.
International Terrorism. Crimes Against Humanity.
Drugs and Society. Managing Homeland Security.
Excelsior College Courses in criminal justice cover the
gamut of today’s most relevant issues. Developed by
national experts in the field, these Excelsior College
courses allow you to delve into all aspects of criminal
justice: from cybercrime to child abuse, white-collar As a criminal justice major, you will also select
crime to the psychology of victims. Add to that our a concentration based on your personal or career
wealth of general education courses — including interest to study in depth:
psychology, sociology, communications, and more.
n Administration of Criminal Justice
n Law Enforcement and Public Safety
n Homeland Security
To earn your bachelor’s degree, you’ll need
120 semester credits, including 30 in criminal
justice (15 at the upper level). Courses start every
two months, so you can start them whenever it’s
“My Excelsior College degree has
convenient for you.
given me a great foundation
for my future aspirations in law
enforcement and has given me
Do your career justice.
a leg up over others in the field.” Earn the degree you need — to move up to the career
you want. For details:
William V. Mortenson
Bachelor of Science with
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a major in Criminal Justice
Accredited. Affordable. Flexible.
C E R T I F I C AT E I n H O M E l A n D S E C u R I T Y
with courses online or via CD-ROM
Certificate in Homeland Security
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The Homeland Security Department employs over 200,000
workers, making it one of the largest federal agencies.
Homeland security needs are still in high demand and are
only increasing. That growth will mean new careers and
new opportunities for security professionals not only in the
Homeland Security Department but in other local, state, or Those with college degrees in homeland security may
federal government agencies as well as in private industry find positions in Fortune 500 companies and such
and nonprofits. agencies as:
Careers can be found in areas such as law enforcement, n Citizen and Immigration Services
protective services, private and public security, border n Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
and transportation security, emergency preparedness/
n Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
management, infrastructure protection, and intelligence
analysis… just to name a few. n Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
n U.S. Coast Guard
n U.S. Customs Services
n U.S. Marshals Service
“Excelsior gave me credits for my
n U.S. Secret Service
military training and took credits
from my associate’s degree. There As a student in the 16-credit program, you’ll take six
courses developed by national experts in criminal
was plenty of time to complete my
justice. These courses cover the entire spectrum of
certificate and degree. There was homeland security, including:
no pressure. There is no excuse
n Terrorist threats
with online classes.”
n Counterterrorism strategies
Doretha Evans n Successful security planning and threat assessment
Graduate n Emergency management, and
Certificate in Homeland Security n Disaster planning
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts
As with the Bachelor of Science degree program, you can take these certificate courses according to
your schedule, within the course term, with no travel required. And you can apply the credits earned
toward an Excelsior College degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Homeland Security.
C er t i f ic a t e in Cr iminal P r o f iling and Inve s t ig a t i ve A nal y s i s
Online, Flexible, and Convenient
Criminal Profiling and
The field of Investigative Criminal Profiling is gaining in
popularity, and as it grows, there will be a need for criminal
justice professionals to have an expertise in this area. your skills as a homicide detective or police officer;
Excelsior College has developed a Certificate Program, and to gain an important investigative tool as a private
which will be most beneficial to those looking to enter investigator. Those students who want to focus on other
the field or prepare for a promotion. You may also apply aspects can apply their CPIA intelligence to fields such
the credits earned toward an Excelsior College degree in as psychology, parole and probation, corrections, rape
Criminal Justice. counseling, teaching, and fiction writing.
Through the Criminal Profiling and Investing Analysis This six-course program (totaling 16 credits) is suitable
(CPIA) program, you will gain a more specialized for anyone interested in criminal profiling as a career,
knowledge within the criminal justice and law enforcement those with academic credentials but who seek knowledge
arena. This will give you an opportunity to develop the and understanding of the field, and those with an indirect
skills and abilities necessary for a criminal profiler; to hone interest in CPIA.
You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the
skills needed to succeed, studying subjects such as:
n Crime Reconstruction
n Forensic Pathology
n Investigative Criminal Profiling
n Serial Rape and Homicide Investigation
and, coming soon:
n Behavioral Analysis of Violent Crimes
As with the Bachelor of Science degree program, you can
take these certificate courses according to your schedule,
within the course term, with no travel required. And you can
apply the credits earned toward an Excelsior College degree
in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Criminal Profiling
and Investigative Analysis.
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Earn your degree
from a world leader.
As an accredited world leader in distance
education, Excelsior College has helped busy
working adults earn their college degrees for
over three decades. With more than 130,000
graduates, we empower you to fit learning into
your life with distance programs that let
you study whenever and wherever you choose.
As a result, you benefit from a flexible—
and affordable— way to earn your degree.
Excelsior College is accredited by the
Commission of Higher Education of the Middle
Earn an associate degree.
States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Ask about our Associate in Science degree
with an area of focus in Criminal Justice.
Call 888-647-2388 With the credits you have previously
Or visit cj.excelsior.edu earned, you may have already met many
of the requirements — and be closer than
you think to your college degree.
Located at 7 Columbia Circle • Albany, New York 12203 • 518-464-8500, Excelsior College
is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of
Colleges and Schools • 3624 Market Street • Philadelphia, PA 19104 • 215-662-5606.
The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by
the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
All the College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State
Education Department. Excelsior College admits students of any race, color and national
or ethnic origin. Excelsior College is a Title IV eligible educational institution (Federal Code
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