Information session for bachelor’s degree in criminology set for March 31

Area residents can learn more about the new Bachelor of Science in Criminology degree program that will be offered locally beginning this fall at a free informational session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 31 in room 202 of the Lybyer Technology Center on the Missouri State University-West Plains campus.

The new program will be offered through the Missouri State University Outreach program on the West Plains campus, according to Outreach Coordinator Deanna Smith. Those who attend the session will receive information about program eligibility and how to apply, she said.

“This is an exciting new degree program which incorporates cutting edge topics with flexible course delivery formats to prepare students for a dynamic career in areas such as criminal justice, law enforcement, juvenile justice, victims’ services and institutional corrections, to name a few,” Smith said. “Advisers will assist students with course pre-requisite information and develop a pathway to degree completion.”

The degree program will be offered at Missouri State-West Plains through a variety of delivery methods in a full-time rotation of 12 hours each fall and spring semester.

Pizza and drinks will be available for those who attend, Smith said.

Area residents interested in this career field are encouraged to attend and learn more about this exciting opportunity.

 For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Criminology degree program, or call Smith at 417-255-7931.