Students interested in the area of law enforcement, corrections, juvenile delinquency and criminal justice administration may pursue one of two degree options available in the Criminal Justice Program: (1) An associate of science degree with a major in criminal justice or (2) A bachelor of science degree with a major in criminal justice with an emphasis in administration, law enforcement, juvenile delinquency, corrections, or legal studies.
Students interested in working in the legal profession may major in the legal assistant program. Missouri Western's Legal Assistant Program is a voting member of the American Association for Paralegal Education. In addition, the program is approved by the American Bar Association. In the program, Students may pursue a course of study leading to an associate of science degree with a major in Legal Assistant, a certificate or a B.S. Degree in Criminal justice with a concentration in legal studies.
Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to work with people. Social workers assist individuals, families, groups, organizations or communities to enhance, or restore, their capacity for social functioning and work to create the societal, conditions necessary for people to flourish. Social workers are employed in both public and private human service agencies as well as private corporations and often work directly with people by linking them with needed resources, providing counseling, and / or advocating for needed services. Social workers also work behind the scenes by developing needed human service programs or by shaping the social welfare policies that guide human services.
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Missouri Western State University offers a Certificate and a Masters of Applied Science in Forensic Investigations. The Certificate and Masters degree are designed to […]
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Are you passionate about helping others? Earn the education to make a difference through the Missouri Western Social Work Program!