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

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

Locations: Melbourne

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Programs: BS - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, Master - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration

Locations: Englewood

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Locations: Henniker

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Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Locations: Circleville

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.

Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice, more...

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Programs: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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