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Franklin Announces New Criminal Justice Major

For Immediate Release: February 28, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new B.S. in Criminal Justice to its on-campus and online offerings beginning in Fall 2011.  

Law enforcement. Corrections. Juvenile justice. Court administration. Whatever the role or ambition, Franklin’s B.S. in Criminal Justice teaches the skills needed to pursue a rewarding career that focuses on the administration of justice.   

Designed with the inside knowledge of leaders in law enforcement and the U.S. court system, Franklin’s Criminal Justice courses are taught by instructors who come from a variety of related jobs, such as corrections officers, detectives, and private security professionals.   

As our society becomes more security-conscious and the population becomes more diverse, the demand for criminal justice professionals increases. The demand for more highly educated private security and investigators has also grown as a result of heightened security concerns, increased litigation, and the need to protect confidential information and property.

There is also an emerging trend for increasing education requirements for personnel in various fields of criminal justice, as noted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For both initial employment and promotion on the job, a college degree is becoming an expected qualification.  With a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Franklin University, graduates will not only be well prepared for a variety of exciting jobs, but will also be well positioned for further academic study.      

By studying coursework that focuses on the preservation and maintenance of social order, graduates of the B.S. in Criminal Justice from Franklin will be well prepared for jobs at the local, state, and federal levels.

Graduates of Franklin’s Criminal Justice Major will be well-qualified to hold positions as a Correctional Officer, Court Administrator, Criminal Investigator, Juvenile Corrections, Law Enforcement Officer, Loss Prevention, Private Detective, or Private Security.      

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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