University of Phoenix alumna Dawn Wilson knew that she wanted to work in law enforcement since she was 11 years old. The full-time investigator and single mom made that happen by earning a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration degree via University of Phoenix's online classes.
She was skeptical about online learning at first and wondered if she would be able to concentrate and stay on schedule with her class reading assignments and other required work. She credits her academic counselor for keeping her on task. She checked in with Wilson on a regular basis to remind her of classes, make sure she was prepared and confirm that she had all the materials and support she needed to succeed.
Wilson also liked that all of her instructors had worked in law enforcement, so they could offer real-world experiences to enhance the classroom materials.
When asked what advice she would give to someone thinking about going back to school, she replied, "It's never too late. What matters is that you take that opportunity and do it."
University of Phoenix offers a variety of undergraduate degrees in criminal justice, including an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science in Security Management and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. University of Phoenix has 22 campuses across the country for in-person learning and is available online to students worldwide. Details and a complete catalog are available at phoenix.edu.
She chose nursing as a career at a young age after nurses helped her deal with her fear when her father was going through cancer treatment. Seeing her father in a hospital bed surrounded by equipment was a scary thing, but the nurses took the time to explain it to her and knelt down to her level to make her feel included and less fearful. Today, Muir is a nursing supervisor in the hematology and oncology department at a major U.S. hospital. and his treatments left him hospitalized with lots of machines attached. It was a scary time for a young girl, but the nurses took the time to explain what was happening and talk to her at her level. They did a lot to help her to not be so afraid. Muir wanted to be able to do that for other families when she grew up.
More than one million students have earned degrees from University of Phoenix since the school was founded in 1976. University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (http://hlcommission.org).
The University accepts students who have earned a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
University of Phoenix offers a variety of undergraduate degrees in criminal justice including an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science in Security Management and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. University of Phoenix has 22 campuses across the country for in-person learning and is available online to students worldwide.
Richards needed his degree to be eligible to pursue new opportunities in his company, but he says he gained a lot more than just an opportunity to get a better job. Richards says being able to work on projects with students from all over the globe at University of Phoenix was very useful in his job at a multinational corporation. He also says that his classes have made him a better manager and helped him to compartmentalize, prioritize and communicate better.