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A Major in Criminal Justice

by Lisa Sherrin Margolin

Why major in Criminal Justice? Why not! The avenues of opportunity follow many interesting directions. Graduates of Long Island University/C.W. Post in Brookville, Long Island, are equipped to pursue careers working at research institutes; with juveniles; victims rights' groups; alternatives-to- incarceration programs; organizations for defendants' rights; corporate security; and treatment/rehabilitation programs in addition to traditional law enforcement positions.

C.W. Post offers both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Criminal Justice. A key component leading to the undergraduate degree is its comprehensive internship program, whereby seniors in their final semester gain valuable hands-on experience through placement at nearby criminal justice agencies. Many of the internships lead to permanent employment. On the graduate level, students can either take a broad range of elective courses or concentrate in one of two areas--Fraud Examination or Security Administration. Also, undergraduate students who meet the criteria in their junior year are eligible to enroll in a combined Bachelors/Masters program, earning both degrees in five years.

Chaired by Dr. Harvey Kushner, an internationally recognized expert on terrorism and violence, the department has a superior staff of full time professors and adjuncts, representing all facets of the Criminal Justice system. To meet the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students, undergraduate courses are offered in both the daytime and evening. Graduate courses are offered in the evening. For information, contact Lisa Sherrin Margolin at (516) 299-2986 or write to the Department of Criminal Justice, Long Island University/C.W. Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY 11548.

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