Christian university to host justice summit
Students of faith who have an interest in pursuing a career in criminal justice may want to see what types of programs Christian colleges and universities offer.
For instance, North Park University in Illinois offers a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, which provides students with a foundation in the causes, prevention and control of crime, according to the institution’s website.
The university will also host the North Park Justice Summit and Chicago Reload event from March 23-24 at its north Chicago campus. Students who attend will have an opportunity to network and participate in educational workshops. In addition, several renowned speakers will be on hand to talk to students.
Among these speakers will be professor, civil rights activist and author Cornel West, as well as Reverend Jim Wallis, chief executive officer of Sojourners.
“Young Christians are growing up in a globalized world and care deeply about issues such as poverty, human trafficking and the environment,” said Wallis, as quoted by the university’s website.
With a criminal justice degree like the one offered at North Park, graduates can pursue careers in law enforcement. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for police and detectives are expected to increase by 10 percent over the next six years.