Bryan College Announces Online Criminal Justice Degree

New Program Begins Spring 2018

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CHATTANOOGA, TENN. (October 3, 2017) — Criminal Justice will now be offered as an online degree program by Bryan College. Applications for the program are now being accepted for the Spring 2018 semester.

The online bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice provides students with the understanding of how the criminal justice system operates within various types of cases and scenarios. Students will also receive the opportunity to learn constitutional, procedural, and organizational differentiations between the federal, state and local criminal justice systems. Along with this information, they’ll be able to interact with professionals who work within the criminal justice system on a daily basis.

Bryan College is committed to providing accessible education to those enrolling in their programs. While the program has been on campus for several years, this is the first time for the online offering.

“We are excited to introduce this program at Bryan College. It’s been a few years in the making, but we are thrilled to see this program come to fruition. With several courses rooted in constitutional law and public policy, the foundation for this program builds upon the legislative framework of our country and how that knowledge is carried out to enforce the law. This degree is a great preparation for anyone interested in a profession related to our government’s legal systems,” said Dr. Adina Scruggs, Dean of Adult and Graduate Studies.

Adjunct Professor David Taylor who will be teaching in the program notes, “Today’s criminal justice professional utilizes the tools of technology, knowledge of the law and the workings of the legal system in which they work on a daily basis. Our program will provide core competencies that will prepare our students to enter the field confidently as well-prepared professionals seeking to make a difference within the field of criminal justice. As Christians, we can temper the law of the land with the law of Christ by providing mercy, grace and accountability. It’s another great example of the ‘Bryan Difference’.”

About Bryan College
William Jennings Bryan University was chartered in 1930 and admitted its first class in the fall of that year. Its stated purpose was, and is, to provide “for the higher education of men and women under auspices distinctly Christian and spiritual.” In 1958 its name was changed to William Jennings Bryan College and in 1993 was shortened to Bryan College.

The College seeks to assist in the personal growth and development of qualified students by providing an education based upon an integrated understanding of the Bible and the liberal arts. The college charter states that no sectarian tests or statement of belief are to be imposed on any student.

It also specifies that anyone serving as a trustee, officer, or member of the faculty and staff must subscribe to the Statement of Belief, which appears below. The College’s religious position and control, educational philosophy, and community life standards are consequential outcomes of the Statement of Belief.

For more information, please visit http://www.bryan.edu/about/.

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