University Park, IL,
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Governors State to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at JJC Romeoville

JJC’s campus just minutes away from Joliet

University Park, IL–– Beginning Fall 2020, Governors State University (GSU) will partner with Joliet Junior College (JJC) to offer GSU’s Bachelorof Arts in Criminal Justice program at the JJC Romeoville Campus.

Governors State will offer two courses, including online classes, each semester at the campus, just minutes from the main college site off I-80.  The program will accept up to 80 hours from Joliet Junior College, as well as JJC’s associate degrees in Applied Science in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.

The partnership with Joliet Junior College caters to students in the far western suburbs, offering an opportunity Governors State has been seeking since the university closed its Naperville site in 2015, said Michelle Sebasco, Director of Extended Learning Academic Partnerships and Director of Holistic Health Programs.

The School of Extended Learning coordinates credited programs off campus and chose to offer one in Criminal Justice to meet a growing demand in the field, which examines crime and its effects on society from a wide lens of social systems, values, politics, economics, and legal structures.

“We hope to revitalize GSU'S presence in the far Western suburbs through this brand new partnership with JJC and service this growing area in a positive and meaningful way,” Sebasco said.

To learn more about the program or to register, click here.