Carl Isaacson , Ph.D. » Department of Criminal Justice

When studying criminal justice at Bethany, you will receive:

  • Small classes with high-quality instruction;
  • Faculty who care about student learning;
  • Practitioners with advanced degrees who’ve “been there/done that”;
  • Internship opportunities with local, regional, and statewide criminal justice & human services agencies;
  • Classes based on theory and real-life situations;
  • Opportunities to participate in extra-curricular clubs;
  • Courses designed to help confirm your decision about a criminal justice career early in your college education.

What can I do with a criminal justice degree from Bethany College?

Graduates from our criminal justice program have gone on to become:

  • State Troopers;
  • City and County Law Enforcement;
  • Detectives;
  • City Prosecutors;
  • Practicing Attorneys;
  • Probation and Parole Officers;
  • Corrections Officers;
  • Court Services Officers;
  • Substance Abuse Counselors;
  • Mental Health Professionals;
  • Social Workers;
  • Victim Advocates;
  • Case Managers.

Our students also go on to pursue graduate degrees and military careers.


Student Spotlight

Michelle Rambo (1)11ValuePenguin, a consumer-finance company has been putting together weekly Q&A interviews featuring top students at different criminology programs around the country. They want to focus on the up-and-coming generation of professionals. As a company, their work is featured in USA Today, CBS News This Morning, CBS Evening News, Your World with Neil Cavuto, National Review, The Hill, Mint.com, Associated Press, ThomsonReuters, CNBC, US News, and the Baltimore Sun.

Dr. Kinnaird offered up Michelle Rambo, an active student at Bethany College, to be interviewed and she agreed. The online Q & A is featured HERE


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Our curriculum reflects the national standards set by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Major

Criminal Justice

Minor

Criminal Justice


Resources

DownloadCriminal Justice Brochure

DownloadMission and Vision

Download4-Year Plan


Department Contacts

Carl Isaacson, Ph.D.

Chair of Communication Department Professor of Communication
Office Department of Communication & Theatre Arts Presser Hall 7 Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8128
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Biography

Carl Isaacson, professor of communication, has been at Bethany College since 2004.

Isaacson teaches classes in public speaking, rhetoric, mass communication, argumentation and human communication. His fields of interest include Swedish Americana.  He has served as educator/curator of the Swedish American Museum Center in Chicago, and his research has been published in the Chronicle of Higher Education and American Communication Journal.

For the 2006 Messiah Festival of the Arts, Isaacson translated, adapted and directed a student production of “Barabbas” based on Pär Lagerkvist’s 1950 novel of the same title.

Isaacson received his Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Minnesota, Minn. He also holds a M.Div. with a major in Parish Ministry from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C.