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    Has anybody earned a degree through on line studies? I am currently looking to major in Criminal Justice and am too busy to go the traditional route (full time LE). Any tips, suggestions etc. would be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Bullitt107
    Has anybody earned a degree through on line studies? I am currently looking to major in Criminal Justice and am too busy to go the traditional route (full time LE). Any tips, suggestions etc. would be greatly appreciated.


    I have an associates and getting my bachelors degree in criminal justice from both online only accredited colleges. I like it so much that I am going back after graduating to Ashworth College to get my master. I am currently enrolled at Colorado Techinical Institute Online. Hope that helps you.

    -Brad

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    • #3
      It really depends on what you plan to do with the degree once you get it. If you ever want to go into teaching on the college level for instance, most on-line degrees won't get you the job. Even if the college is accredited, most "real" colleges will not accept the degree. If you just want it to have it then go for it. I took several on-line classes and they are much harder than traditional classes so I'm not sure what the problem is.
      Dont think of it as losing, think of it as being beat by a girl!

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      • #4
        Boston College

        Either Boston college or Boston University offers an on-line degree.

        Of the rest, I heard Phoenix College is the best but who knows...
        10% of the cops do 90% of the work

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bullitt107
          Has anybody earned a degree through on line studies? I am currently looking to major in Criminal Justice and am too busy to go the traditional route (full time LE). Any tips, suggestions etc. would be greatly appreciated.
          Heres pretty exhaustive list of accredited Criminal Justice programs that can be completed entirely online.

          http://www.angelfire.com/ma4/cjdegrees/degrees.html

          http://www.angelfire.com/ma4/cjdegrees/nadegrees.html

          Hope this helps a little.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rita
            If you ever want to go into teaching on the college level for instance, most on-line degrees won't get you the job. Even if the college is accredited, most "real" colleges will not accept the degree.
            That's totally incorrect.

            I teach for three different colleges, one ground campus and two online programs. All three schools have faculty members who earned their degrees either online or by distance learning.

            It's not the delivery method of the degree that counts, it's the accreditation. The great majority of college teaching positions require at least a Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Under those guidelines, a degree from the University of Phoenix, earned entirely online, is just as good as a degree earned from Podunk State University by sitting in classrooms for a couple of years.

            Of course, if two people apply for a teaching position, one with a degree from the University of Phoenix, the other from Harvard University, I think we all know who is probably going to get the job. However, having an "online' degree is certainly not an automatic disqualifier.
            Last edited by Delta784; 09-26-2005, 11:56 PM.
            Talk sense to a fool, and he will call you foolish - Euripides

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Iam108
              Heres pretty exhaustive list of accredited Criminal Justice programs that can be completed entirely online.

              http://www.angelfire.com/ma4/cjdegrees/degrees.html

              http://www.angelfire.com/ma4/cjdegrees/nadegrees.html

              Hope this helps a little.
              I created and maintain both those sites, so if anyone has any questions, feel free to e-mail me.

              [email protected]
              Talk sense to a fool, and he will call you foolish - Euripides

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Delta784
                That's totally incorrect.

                I teach for three different colleges, one ground campus and two online programs. All three schools have faculty members who earned their degrees either online or by distance learning.

                It's not the delivery method of the degree that counts, it's the accreditation. The great majority of college teaching positions require at least a Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Under those guidelines, a degree from the University of Phoenix, earned entirely online, is just as good as a degree earned from Podunk State University by sitting in classrooms for a couple of years.

                Of course, if two people apply for a teaching position, one with a degree from the University of Phoenix, the other from Harvard University, I think we all know who is probably going to get the job. However, having an "online' degree is certainly not an automatic disqualifier.

                Maybe it is just a southern thing. I know that around here someone with a degree from UOP or the like would not get a full time Ph D job at a University.
                Dont think of it as losing, think of it as being beat by a girl!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Delta784
                  Of course, if two people apply for a teaching position, one with a degree from the University of Phoenix, the other from Harvard University, I think we all know who is probably going to get the job. However, having an "online' degree is certainly not an automatic disqualifier.
                  It may not be an automatic disqualifier but if a person is going to get an online degree he or she needs to make sure that what they want to do with it in the future is not hindered because it was obtained on-line (accredited or not). On-line learning is still not an accepted method in some areas. Hopefully that will change in the near future.
                  Dont think of it as losing, think of it as being beat by a girl!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rita
                    Maybe it is just a southern thing. I know that around here someone with a degree from UOP or the like would not get a full time Ph D job at a University.
                    Considering the University of Phoenix doesn't offer any Ph.D. programs, that's a reasonable assumption.
                    Last edited by Delta784; 09-28-2005, 01:24 AM.
                    Talk sense to a fool, and he will call you foolish - Euripides

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rita
                      It may not be an automatic disqualifier but if a person is going to get an online degree he or she needs to make sure that what they want to do with it in the future is not hindered because it was obtained on-line (accredited or not). On-line learning is still not an accepted method in some areas. Hopefully that will change in the near future.
                      Your theory is the polar opposite of all the research concerning acceptance of distance learning degrees, but don't let the facts get in the way of your argument!
                      Talk sense to a fool, and he will call you foolish - Euripides

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                      • #12
                        really make sure it is an accredited school that is accepted by your state. We had a few LT and I think even a CPT, where they found out thier courses thru the mail were not acceptable and it caused a mess. They did however decide to allow them to retake classes at a credible collage in town to "make uo" what they actually "did not" have.

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                        • #13
                          Online Degree

                          I am currently enrolled in St. Leo University Online (Crimnal Justice, B.A) and it is a great program if you are interested. It is accredited, which all colleges must be for military personnel. From what my educational counselor tells me here, the degree has no mention of it being delivered online. It is just a regular degree, and I understand that we run cheaper than Phoenix. Hope this helps. Later and good luck!

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