PHENIX CITY—Troy University is now offering undergraduate degrees in criminal justice at the Phenix City Campus.
The new degree program started this summer and enrollment is currently under way for fall classes. The program consists of bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and criminal justice with a concentration in homeland security.
The program was added in response to strong community demand, said Jack Miller, associate dean of student services at the Phenix City Campus.
“This is the first time we have offered criminal justice here at the Phenix City Campus and it is a program that was requested by many people in the community,” Miller said. “Our research confirmed that there was indeed an underserved market for this program in the Chattahoochee Valley.”
The criminal justice major is a 36 semester-hour program that includes courses on law enforcement and corrections. The homeland security concentration adds 12 semester-hours of coursework in terrorism, cyber-crime and related topics. A bachelor’s degree requires a total of 120-semester hours.
The program also includes an 18-hour minor.
Designed to be accessible to working adults, the criminal justice classes will be offered in the evening and via an online option.
“We feel there are a large number of students who want to participate in a traditional classroom setting, but there are many who appreciate the online option as well,” Miller said.