Nontraditional Programs Adds Criminal Justice Degree Completion Program

Bethel College’s nontraditional programs is now accepting applications for adult students interested in a bachelor of science in criminal justice as a degree completion program. This is just on the heels of the nontraditional programs’ recently launched online program last month.

“Of the traditional programs we get asked about on the nontraditional side, criminal justice is the most requested. So, by offering it in the accelerated model, we will be able to serve two or three different groups of students,” says James Lovaas, assistant program manager.

The degree will benefit local law enforcement personnel who want to finish their degree. An officer with two years of college and completion of the police academy could potentially finish his/her degree in criminal justice in one-two years. In addition, students who are completing Associate of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice or Human Services now have another alternative to pursue.

Classes will start this fall. Contact James Lovaas at 574.807.7056 for more information.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.