Careers with a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

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What can you do with a bachelor's in criminal justice? The job opportunities are virtually endless. Most federal and government agencies, like the DEA, FBI and Secret Service require at least a bachelor's degree. More and more police departments, specifically larger departments, are beginning to require that applicants have at least some college education, preferring a bachelor's degree in some fields. If you would like to attend law school or go into another field of graduate study, a bachelor's degree is also required.

A bachelor's in criminal justice may help your job prospects and make you more competitive when applying for positions. For many jobs, higher education is a must. Common knowledge regarding higher education has been confirmed by studies finding that individuals holding bachelor's degrees earn more annually than people with only a high school diploma, GED or associate's degree. A 2013 employment projections chart, published by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, states that bachelor degree holders earn a median weekly salary of $1,066, as opposed to high school graduates, who earn a median salary of $652 weekly.

Potential Careers with a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

Accounting Jobs DEA Agent Graduate School
Computer Forensics FBI Agent Paralegal
Criminologist Fraud Investigator Probation Officer

*This is just a sampling of the many exciting and rewarding career opportunities available when you earn a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Learn about more careers in our Career Resource Center.

We are all concerned about the future, both personally and professionally. Education is one important step toward future career success.

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Florida Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Orlando, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Lakeland, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Port St. Lucie, Miami, Pembroke Pines, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Online)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Tampa

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Largo, Pompano Beach

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Royal Palm Beach, Tampa

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Miami

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (BS)

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Campuses: Tampa

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Online Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • BSCJ - Juvenile Justice

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • B.S. in Justice Studies (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Bachelor of Science (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts - Social and Criminal Justice (Online)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Social and Criminal Justice - Political Science and Government (Online)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Social and Criminal Justice - Security Management (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

Texas Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Garland

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Campuses: San Antonio, Bedford

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (BS)

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Campuses: Georgetown

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Louisiana Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Shreveport

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Tennessee Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Memphis

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Hawaii Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Honolulu

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

California Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Ontario

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Los Angeles, Anaheim

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's in Criminal Justice: Administration

Alabama Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Montgomery

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Virginia Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Glen Allen, Virginia Beach

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Arlington

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Georgia Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Savannah

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Atlanta

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's in Criminal Justice: Administration

South Carolina Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Columbia

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Greenville

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (BS)

Ohio Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Warrensville Heights

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Cincinnati

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (BS)

North Carolina Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: High Point

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Kentucky Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Louisville, Ft. Mitchell

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (BS)

New Mexico Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Albuquerque

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (BS)

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Campuses: Albuquerque

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

Arizona Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Tucson

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (BS)

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Campuses: Tucson

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

Indiana Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (BS)

Campuses: Elkhart, Columbus, Indianapolis, Anderson, Terre Haute, Fort Wayne

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

Oklahoma Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Tulsa

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (BS)

Oregon Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Wilsonville, Springfield

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

Minnesota Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Eagan

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Roseville

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Brooklyn Center, Lakeville, Elk River, Blaine, Waite Park, Rochester

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Minneapolis, Woodbury

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

Massachusetts Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Boston

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Juvenile Justice & Youth Advocacy

Connecticut Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Southington

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

Utah Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Provo

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: West Jordan, Layton, Orem

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Layton, Murray

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

Colorado Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Colorado Springs

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Aurora

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Pennsylvania Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Bethlehem, Summerdale

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor in Criminal Justice Administration

New York Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Bethpage, Patchogue

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

South Dakota Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Sioux Falls

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Sioux Falls

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

Illinois Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Chicago, Calumet City, Woodridge

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's in Criminal Justice: Administration

Kansas Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Wichita, Overland Park

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Wisconsin Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Middleton, Madison, Rothschild, Onalaska, Green Bay, Eau Claire

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

Idaho Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Meridian

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor's - Criminal Justice

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