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Online Colleges - Degrees in Law & Criminal Justice

Military friendly law & criminal justice colleges prepare servicemembers or veterans to pursue careers in law enforcement as police officers, detectives, sheriffs and fish and game wardens or in federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Department of Homeland Security. Responsibilities may include anything from apprehending lawbreakers, performing investigative duties or issuing traffic violations. The majority of law and criminal justice fields involve varying schedules and shift work, and the work itself can be stressful or dangerous at times. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), police officers and detectives report high incidences of on-the-job injury and illness.

Education requirements vary with the occupation. Most police officers and detectives are required to have a high school diploma and attend a training academy. Some departments require one or two years of college, and many state and local agencies expect some formal post-secondary education. Federal agencies typically require a bachelor's degree.

Opportunities and salary potential for law & criminal justice graduates

The BLS estimates that the employment of police and detectives will grow by 10 percent between 2008 and 2018. The BLS reported median annual wages as of May 2009 for these law enforcement careers: detective and criminal investigators, $65,860; police and sheriff's patrol officers, $55,180; and private detectives and investigators, $47,130.

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Programs: Doctor of Management - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, more...

  • Offers associate and bachelor-level programs in Criminal Justice.
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Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice, more...

National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago. We offer more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through two colleges: the National College of Education and the College of Professional Studies and Advancement.

Programs: B.A. in Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice Administration

See What’s Possible When You Earn a Degree at Florida Tech 100% Online

Whatever your motivation for considering an undergraduate or graduate degree, Florida Tech offers programs online that can meet your needs. Here are a few reasons Florida Tech may be the right choice for you.

Programs: Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security , Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Earn a respected degree from a respected and well-known school: Boston University. Their online programs allow students to study when and where it's most convenient.

Programs: Master of Criminal Justice

You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.

At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

Programs: Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Generalist, Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Corrections and Case Management, Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Law Enforcement, more...

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania. We offer certificate and bachelor's and master's degree programs in a wide variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.

Programs: Behavioral Crime Analysis Certificate, Jurisprudence with concentration in Legal Studies (Bachelor of Science) - Online, Legal Studies - Homeland Security (Master of Science) - Online, more...

Give your career a boost with an education from Eagle Gate College. We offer many diploma, associate, and bachelor's programs in health care, business, health & wellness, design & technology, and justice.

Programs: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

South College, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, can help you achieve your goals. We offer a small college environment, quality programs, and flexible day, evening, or Saturday classes.

Programs: CERT Criminal Justice (Grad Level), MS Criminal Justice, MS Criminal Justice w/Con Public Admin

A nationally recognized leader in online education, Lamar University online tailors the on-campus degree program to a flexible, affordable format for busy professionals. Students can listen to class lectures and complete assignments at their convenience.

Programs: Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Business Administration in Criminal Justice Management

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