Online law enforcement degree named ‘excellent’ by NSA
posted on Monday, Oct 31 2011
An online bachelor degree program offered by Middlesex Community College (MCC) in New Jersey has been praised by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to the college’s student newspaper.
The online bachelors degree program focuses on law enforcement techniques with an emphasis on counterterrorism operations. Classes can be taken exclusively online, and applicants must have an associate’s degree or equivalent qualification, preferably in a criminal justice major in order to enroll in the online bachelor degree program.
"This is a program that is critical to our nation’s future and [is] very much in demand," Marilyn Laskowski-Sachnoff, dean of professional studies at MCC, told the publication. "Even before the tragedy of September 11, 2001, New Jersey City University was at the forefront of professional studies in security, and we are very happy to be partnering with them as they offer this program."
In addition to providing students with a more convenient way to earn their criminal justice online degree, MCC could also capitalize on wider online education trends. According to data from the Sloan Institute, more than 5.6 million students were enrolled in online certificate programs and online bachelor degree programs in the fall of 2010.