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Criminal Justice Degrees

Bachelor's Degrees in Criminal Justice

Bachelor's Degrees in Criminal Justice Criminal justice bachelor's degree programs can help you boost your law enforcement career. A bachelor's degree can qualify you for such jobs as warden or probation officer, and for a variety of police supervisor/manager positions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that first-line police supervisors earn a median salary of nearly $70,000 a year.

College Courses in Criminal Justice

Typical criminal justice degrees provide a social science foundation, and might include classes in sociology, psychology, law, political science, history, and/or geography. Courses specific to law enforcement, such as policing, corrections, probation, and juvenile delinquency, are also part of the core curriculum. Consider completing online courses if you plan to keep your current job in law enforcement or another field while you study. Many law enforcement employers may pay for employees to take career-enhancing college courses.

Criminal Justice Schools


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Florida Tech University Online, Online
  • Students can enroll at any time and begin studies in the fall, spring, or summer.
  • 9 out of 10 Florida Tech Students who apply, qualify for some type of aid, based on a Fall 2012 internal survey.
  • The average freshman retention rate is 77.3 percent.
  • Ranked #39 in Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Reports
  • Among the more than 50,000 alumni include several astronauts, CEOs, and 32 generals.
  • Special tuition rate available for active duty, selected reserves, National Guard service members and their spouses.
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Capella University, Online
  • Features 43 degree programs and more than 142 specializations.
  • Offers several ways to save on tuition, including multiple grant and scholarship opportunities, low-cost credits, accelerated programs, and more.
  • Reduced tuition, transfer credits, and other benefits are available for all military service members and veterans.
  • Allows students to preview a free, one-week mini course to give an accurate impression of the student experience.
  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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Westwood College, Arlington
  • Offers classes online, as well as at 14 campuses across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois and Virginia.
  • Curriculum is developed with input from employers, subject matter experts.
  • Has provided a hands-on, career-focused education since 1953.
  • Small class sizes promote one-on-one, student-teacher interaction.
  • No-cost tutoring available in every subject to every enrolled student.
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Grantham University, Online
Looking to advance your career or enhance your professional skills? Earn your degree online at Grantham University. Programs include Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science and more.
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Walden University, Online
  • According to a Walden-sponsored study, 88.2% of graduates are very satisfied or satisfied with their education and more than 85% of students are likely or very likely to recommend the school to others.
  • In that same study, 88% of graduates said their education helped them enhance their professional performance.
  • Students can save 15% on tuition over the lifetime of their program if they are active-duty military, a veteran, or an employee of the Veteran’s Administration.
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Eagle Gate College, Online (campus option available)
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.
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Colorado Technical University Online, Online
  • Online MBA program ranked 6th in the USA by CEO magazine. 
  • In a university-sponsored survey, 4 out of 5 alumni reported being satisfied with their experience.
  • #1 Online School for military veterans according to Military Times.
  • 75,000+ graduates across all industries offer extensive networking opportunities. 
  • My Unique Student Experience (M.U.S.E.) lets students watch, view, read, or hear content. 
  • Smartphone app available for on-the-go learning. 
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Salem International University, Online (campus option available)
When you choose Salem International University, you open more doors. Our master’s and bachelor’s programs are perfect for any student who wants to start a new career or professional who wants to advance in their career. After completing your degree at Salem University, you'll have marketable, professional skills and the ability to make decisions with integrity and a business-minded perspective. Our beautiful campus in Salem, West Virginia gives you a small-school setting with flexible course scheduling that is convenient for you and your busy life. Our small classes provide you with extra attention to ensure your success. Salem offers a strong campus life with many on-campus activities. Salem's on-campus housing provides you with social and cultural opportunities to prepare you for your future as a global citizen.
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Faulkner University, Online

Faulkner University is committed to our students’ success in the classroom and in life after graduation. Our focus on inspiring strong academic, professional, social and spiritual growth in our students through a nurturing and challenging environment assures success and prepares you for your next steps.

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Kaplan University, Online
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • In a 2013 survey, 83% of students said they would recommend the university to others.
  • Most degree-seeking online and campus-based students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Average class sizes is 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC).
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