Union Institute and University

CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Union Institute & University is proud to salute law enforcement professionals nationwide during National Police Week, May 13 – 19, 2018 and honored to celebrate its commitment to educating the law enforcement community with a rigorous and research based Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management.

“Union is committed to educating the law enforcement profession. The UI&U Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management is an innovative program that was created by and for law enforcement professionals,” said Paul Brugman, CJM Chair. “The curriculum provides real world application. We employ experts in the law enforcement field as instructors. I think the UI&U commitment is evident in the over 6,300* law enforcement officers nationwide who chose Union for their Criminal Justice Management degree.”

The stringent curriculum requires law enforcement students to interpret and analyze current issues in the field, apply contemporary techniques within a justice organization, critique policy and service delivery, and apply ethical theories in a contemporary environment.

CJM alumni (2002) and Master of Arts History & Culture student Jason Bassett, a California police lieutenant, found UI&U’s commitment to educating the law enforcement community to be exactly what he was looking for in a program.

“Union Institute and University supports law enforcement by offering distance learning degree programs in diverse fields making it possible to complete educational goals while working full time. This may enhance promotion opportunities or lead to jobs in other fields upon retirement,” said Bassett. “I liked the format and way that the classes were structured. I had not been in a formal academic setting for a long time. In about five years, I plan to teach at the community college level and I chose Union when I started searching for a master’s program. Distance learning was going to be my only option, so I chose Union based on my positive previous experience and the fact that a program in History and Culture was offered.”

Sgt. Charlie Johnson, Jr. (2017 CJM alumni) an officer in the Dade County area, credits his Union degree for expanding his career choices.

“This degree has helped me close a chapter in my life that had been opened for 22 years. It has expanded my professional growth by opening doors that were previously inaccessible. In my agency promotion above the rank of captain requires a four-year degree. I know I am qualified if I choose to move up the ranks.”

CJM (2013) and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) (2015) alumna Elena Moton, an officer in the Cincinnati area, credits her degrees from Union for her career trajectory.

“I was a sergeant when I started at Union and now I am a lieutenant. My study habits from Union helped me to study for the lieutenant exam. Going to college is an enlightening experience. The process requires you to open your eyes, to think and analyze. I am now aspiring to be a captain and an assistant chief. As a police officer who works in the community, I find that people expect you to have a college degree. A college degree opens doors.”

After completion of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management law enforcement professionals can choose to enter the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) degree to further the career climb. “The MSOL is a perfect fit for the professional who wants to move up in ranks,” said Brugman. “The program is designed to provide solutions to complex issues faced by today’s professional.”

Union pioneered higher education options for the working adult. The CJM program provides a flexible online delivery that allows the law enforcement professional to work fulltime. The program also connects the student to site coordinators who provide personal attention not available at other universities.

Many law enforcement professionals are veterans. The Union in Veterans program assists veterans in completing his or her degree with scholarships and a living stipend.

Union is recognized as a Military Friendly School and is one of only eight schools that form the Fraternal Order of Police University.

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(*Undergraduate bachelor’s degree alumni with various majors or concentration studies in the area of criminal justice.)

About Union Institute & University:

Union Institute & University is a non-profit, regionally accredited university specializing in providing quality higher education degrees for adults nationwide. Founded in 1964, Union’s academic programs and services are the result of more than five decades of identifying and refining ways to structure and deliver education to meet the needs of adults.

Distinguished as the pioneer in adult education, Union perfected the concepts now common in higher education such as the hybrid model, a blend of online and traditional classroom instruction, interdisciplinary studies, and student centered education with socially relevant and applicable learning outcomes in its undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs.

The university is guided by its core mission to educate highly motivated adults who seek academic programs to engage, enlighten, and empower them to pursue professional goals and a lifetime of learning, service, and social responsibility.

Union is a national university with academic centers located in: Ohio, Florida, and California.

For more information about Union Institute & University, visit or call 1-800-861-6400.

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