The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Human Services prepares you to work with at-risk populations in fields such as community service, mental health and social work. You will develop the knowledge and skills to provide hands-on assistance to individuals dealing with personal and social challenges. By evaluating crisis situations and making ethical judgments, you will learn how to conduct individual and family assessments. You will explore lifespan family services, nonprofit management, client and colleague communication, and case management.
What You'll Learn
In our BA in Criminal Justice/Human Services program, available 100% online, you’ll gain an understanding of topics such as client assessment, substance abuse and social welfare policy. You will also explore societal problems from an interdisciplinary perspective, including the roles of law enforcement and the court system, and learn how to evaluate crisis situations.
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New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), the nation’s oldest accrediting association, through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in the human services field are projected to increase through 2024. The BA in Criminal Justice/Human Services program can provide the foundation for multiple professional paths in areas such as caregiving and community service, as well as prepare you for graduate studies. Potential career options include:
- Child Advocate
- Social Worker
- Mental Health Counselor
- Juvenile Court Liaison
- Youth Worker
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