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UT Tyler LUC Hosts Advising Session for Criminal Justice Courses

August 5, 2014

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center will host an advising session for students interested in the criminal justice program.

An advising team will be on the UT Tyler LUC campus 6 – 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11 to provide information about the UT Tyler bachelor of science in criminal justice degree.

Instructors Dr. David Scott and Michael Ferguson will be available to answer questions about the program, career options and course offerings available at the UT Tyler LUC campus.

“UT Tyler is looking forward to bringing these criminal justice classes to the Longview University Center,” said Dr. Van Patterson, LUC Director. “We are also working with the police academies at Kilgore College and Northeast Texas Community College to create a pathway for students to earn their bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.”

A criminal justice major can prepare students for a career in probation, parole, law enforcement or any social service or government agency.

UT Tyler criminal justice courses offered this fall include CRIJ 3320 Criminological Theory, CRIJ 3322 Probation and Parole, CRIJ 3325 Law and Society and CRIJ 4360 Topics: Sex Offenses.

“Now that the courses are available, the next step will be to enroll a sufficient number of students to prove there is demand for this kind of program in Longview,” Patterson added.

The UT Tyler Longview University Center is located at 3201 N. Eastman Rd in Longview.

For additional information, call 903.663.8100 or visit the UT Tyler Longview University Center homepage.