The criminal justice degrees provide skills and knowledge required for entry-level positions and advancement in the rapidly growing field of criminal justice, law enforcement and public administration. Potential Occupational Titles include, but are not limited to, security guard, correctional officer, patrol officer, first-line supervisor, detective, FBI (with minimum of bachelor’s degree), Homeland Security manager, private security manager, and utility security manager. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (April 13, 2018), the median pay in the United States is $62,960 per year for police and detectives. The number of jobs for 2016 was 807,000 and the job outlook for 2016-2026 is 7% increase annually.
The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree program presents the major components of the criminal justice system, including criminal behavior, law enforcement organizations and systems, legal principles, and fundamentals of criminal investigation.
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to provide a balanced education that examines the multidisciplinary nature of criminal justice and the organization and operation of each functional component in the field of law enforcement. Students will gain essential skills and knowledge pertinent to the criminal justice system.
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is a multidisciplinary, broad-based program that includes study in the overall criminal justice discipline and stresses the application of theory and research to current managerial and societal issues.