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Citadel News Service
20 Jun 2011

Evening Undergraduate Studies offering criminal justice degree

Evening undergraduate degree offerings at The Citadel will expand in the fall to include a bachelor of arts in criminal justice.

Registration is under way for fall semester classes, which begin Aug. 22. The new bachelor of arts in criminal justice joins the bachelor of science degrees in business administration, civil engineering and electrical engineering as degree offerings available from The Citadel Graduate College’s Evening Undergraduate Studies program.

Students in the program tend to be working professionals who are older than the traditional college undergraduate. Through a cooperative 2 + 2 program with Trident Technical College students can complete their general education requirements at Trident and then take courses in the major at The Citadel and earn a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel.

“One of the advantages of this program is a greater level of flexibility in scheduling, with courses offered one night per week as well as on weekends and online,” said Bob McNamara, associate dean of the Evening Undergraduate Studies program. “An additional advantage is that the general education requirements allow students to take a wide variety of upper-level elective courses in the major. So while the total number of credit hours remains the same, students are able to enroll in more courses related to their major field of study on The Citadel’s campus.”

The mission of the 2 + 2 program in criminal justice is to foster an intellectually stimulating educational experience that prepares students to work within the criminal justice system and its related fields as well as laying the academic foundation for graduate study. This is accomplished by developing students' understanding of the causes of crime, which includes a grasp of the larger social context in which crime occurs, the operation and effectiveness of agencies within the criminal justice system, as well as developing students' analytical skills that enable them to conduct and evaluate criminal justice-related research.

For more information contact McNamara at or call 843-953-2072.
You may also contact the office of Evening Undergraduate Studies at 953-9536 or
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