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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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  • Offers associate and bachelor-level programs in Criminal Justice.
  • Program topics include criminal investigation processes and ethics, criminal law, juvenile justice and more.
  • A B.A.S. in Criminal Justice program is also available for students who already possess an A.A.S.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Programs: Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice, Master of Arts in Law - Non-Profit Management, Master of Arts in Law - National Security, more...

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...

Locations: Schaumburg

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career.  Whether you are pursing a degree for the first time, going back to school as an adult learner, or furthering your career with an advanced degree, our faculty and staff will partner with you to give your dreams direction.

Programs: MS Criminal Justice, MS Criminal Justice w/Con Public Admin

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

Locations: Chicago

Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education. 

Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Locations: Kansas City

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

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University. Take classes online or on campus. Pursue your degree to help you start the career you want. Learn more now.

Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Locations: Circleville

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.  We offer online programs focused on doctoral and master’s degrees in the schools of business and technology management, education, psychology and marriage and family sciences.

 


Programs: Criminal Justice - D.B.A., Homeland Security Leadership & Policy - D.B.A., MS Organizational Leadership - Criminal Justice, more...

Locations: San Diego

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Founded in 1946 and located in the heart of central New York, Utica College is a regionally accredited, independent, private institution that features many of the advantages of a large university — such as undergraduate and graduate degree options, excellent academics, and outstanding faculty — with the intimacy and high degree of personal attention more closely associated with smaller private institutions.


Programs: MBA Economic Crime and Fraud Management

Since 1866, Davenport University has been providing students with real-world experience, giving them the edge they need to get the career they want.                                            
Our goal is to offer guaranteed job placement to most of our students by 2020.                    

Programs: Risk Management and Insurance Certificate, PB

Locations: Grand Rapids

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