Pros And Cons Of Admission In College

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First and foremost, I want to be accepted into the graduate program here at UCM. I was homeschooled up until college and there are positives and negatives to that decision; however, one positive for sure would be that I was able to take college courses my senior year, which enabled me to have a head start in college. Originally I was a communications major, which I did not really enjoy; therefore, I tried to get through the program as quickly as possible, which led to me take summer classes each semester. As I’m sitting here writing this, this is the first semester since I’ve come to UCM that I have not had classes. All in all I was going to graduate in three years with an undergraduate degree. Then I noticed the dual degree option. Essentially …show more content…
He had recently started a master’s program for business. I asked him how it was going and he said that he had to drop out because he was too busy having a full time job, wife, and two kids. I basically have no responsibility right now. Therefore, if there were ever a time I could devote to getting a master’s degree it would be now. Not to mention that pretty much every job I have ever researched has identified that a master’s degree is often times the difference between a promotion or not. Furthermore, I would like to end my career teaching, similar to Dr. Etter or Professor Gasaway. Therefore, having a master’s degree would put me that much closer to having a doctorate. In addition to that I find the value of money really interesting. For example, the number 1 million is equivalent to 11 days; however, the number 1 billion is equivalent to 31 years. Consequently, I value that an education here at UCM is extremely cost effective because my parents teach here, so I get half tuition. For these reasons of being time effective, career effective, and cost effective, I have chosen the dual degree …show more content…
Obviously there is nothing wrong with being an officer and plenty of officers would fall in the category of officer while also caring about the core issues of crime, but when you stop asking why crime is committed, you lend yourself to the dehumanization of criminals. A criminal act can be viewed as a weed. Pull the weed at the top and the weed will come back, but get down to the root and the weed will cease to exist. This is why I valued Criminal Behavior because if we can surmise that crime is the result of this macro or micro level theory then we can begin to adjust the way we police and ultimately help the offender. When I originally entered into the criminal justice system I figured that I would end up being an officer of some kind with a local agency, but throughout my time in the criminal justice program, I have realized that what really interests me is the analytical side of criminal justice, rather than the policing side of criminal

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