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University of the Southwest announces incentives for new online Criminal Justice program

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October 14, 2013

University of the Southwest announces incentives for new online Criminal Justice program

 

(Aug 22, 2013) Hobbs, NM – University of the Southwest has announced incentives for current law enforcement officers to further their education through its Criminal Justice degree program.  This new program can be completed entirely online and can be accessed anytime, allowing the student to complete a degree while working.  Tuition for the online program includes digital textbooks and Google Chromebook. 

USW is offering a one-time, $200 discount on the first term tuition for NM law enforcement officers and applies to the first 5-week session of the student’s enrollment.  To qualify for the discount, applicants must present verification of their law enforcement credentials upon application for validation by the USW admissions team.  Past academy and portfolio training may count as credit hours towards a degree.

Another incentive is for those officers who are named by the New Mexico Sheriff’s Association (NMSA), in conjunction with other law enforcement agency, as the “Officer of the Year.”  This annual award is the one of the highest honors a law enforcement office can receive and the recipient of the award is provided with a $1,000 scholarship to attend a college of their choosing to complete their degree.  USW will match the scholarship for the individual receiving the “Officer of the Year” award, providing funding for two semesters.

Online courses start ten times throughout the year. For more information about the online Criminal Justice program, please visit the online program website at www.onlinecj.usw.edu or contact Katy Guidos, Criminal Justice Advisor, at 575-492-2101 or by email at kguidos@usw.edu.