Tampa, FL – With the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting that jobs in criminal justice will grow between 11% and 16% by 2016*, Florida Tech University Online – ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report and one of the Top 200 Universities in the World by Times Higher Education–has launched a new Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security, 100% online. As the call for law enforcement services and professionals with a criminal justice degree continues to grow, Florida Tech has created a BA that includes a broad-based criminal justice education with career-enhancing emphasis on Homeland Security.
This new degree – available 100% online – focuses on the detection, investigation and interception of threats to our nation’s infrastructure and security. The curriculum positions professionals for advancement allowing them to stand out among the competition in this expanding field.
“We are excited to be offering this distinctive bachelor’s degree,” said Brian Ehrlich, Associate Vice President and Director of Online Learning at Florida Institute of Technology. “In addition to gaining the foundational teachings in law enforcement, students will develop a global perspective to Intelligence, Law & Policy, Emergency Management, Risk Analysis, Critical Infrastructure, Strategic Planning, Terrorism and Environmental Security. The timing couldn’t be more relevant.
A wide variety of Homeland Security positions are currently being filled by these dynamic organizations:
Whether a potential student is already a Homeland Security professional desiring to transition into a higher level federal position, a military veteran looking to build on service experience and transition into Homeland Security or a professional with no Homeland Security or Criminal Justice experience, this distinguished degree can help students reach their career goals.
Florida Tech’s program in collaboration with University Alliance, a leading facilitator of e-learning in the United States. Students and instructors will communicate, share ideas and network online through state-of-the-art technology. Instructor-led audio and video lectures allow students to interact via computer, tablet or other mobile device anytime, anywhere. Students can discuss issues using interactive group tools and online discussion boards. No campus attendance is required, so coursework never has to interfere with work, family and other commitments.
Florida Tech is a regionally accredited university that is world renowned for its distinguished faculty, comprehensive curriculum and unyielding innovation. Florida Tech is ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. It is also rated by the Fiske Guide to Colleges and named a best buy in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education. Founded in 1958, Florida Tech has more than 50,000 alumni. Its main campus is located on 130 subtropical acres in Melbourne, Florida, on the state’s famous Space Coast.
The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation’s leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA’s technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University of Florida, University of South Florida, Valparaiso University, New England College, University of St. Thomas, University of San Francisco, Jacksonville University, University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, and Dominican University.