Northern Lights College Criminology Students Can Continue Studies with Justice Institute of BC

Criminology graduates at Northern Lights College will be able to continue their studies online through the Justice Institute of British Columbia starting in September.

The institute said Feb. 6 that it's expanding its Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies outside the Lower Mainland via the internet.

“Over the years, it’s been a challenge for interested students from other parts of B.C. to take the leap and move to the Lower Mainland to complete our law enforcement degree program,” said Dr. Stuart Ruttan, Dean of the School of Criminal Justice and Security and Office of International Affairs.

“We’re excited to make this flexible, online offering a reality and expand access of our popular degree program throughout the province and beyond.”

NLC offers a criminology diploma program in both Fort St. John and Dawson Creek, to prepare students for entry-level jobs in law enforcement, forensics, corrections, probation and parole services, and criminal justice.

The Justice Institute program is designed to ladder from a two-year diploma or associate degree in a related field, where students take third-and fourth-year level courses to obtain their bachelor’s degree.

For the September 2020 intake, students will take a minimum of three courses per semester, with more flexible options available in subsequent years. Student also have the flexibility to take up to five years to complete the program.

The program includes a research project intended to help undergraduates develop basic leadership and management skills in law enforcement and public safety.

Original article published in Alaska Highway News