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Accredited Colleges Offering Criminal Justice Degrees

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The field of criminal justice encompasses a wide variety of possible careers, all unified by a dedication to upholding the system of law enforcement and its contributions to criminal court cases and punitive action. Public safety staff members, attorneys and appointed public defenders, judges, court staff, the police, probation officers, and some educational positions all use the knowledge provided by a study of criminal justice. 

Earning a degree in criminal justice is an excellent start for a career within the field. Classes you can expect to take with the major will focus on such areas as web-based crime, criminal procedure, forensics, calculus, general chemistry, social theory, criminology, restorative practice, and juvenile justice. Most jobs associated with criminal justice require a bare minimum of a bachelor's degree before earning more specialized training. An associate's degree or certificate is an excellent pathway toward earning the bachelor's. Many employers are beginning to require that prospective job applicants have earned a master's degree before being considered.

Police and corrections workers must pass state-administered exams in order to join the profession. Social workers must also be licensed by their particular state, which requires 2,000 hours of supervised clinical practice before being granted. A master's degree is required before this license process can take place. Most detectives have also earned at least a master's, and teachers must earn a bachelor's before earning another graduate degree in education. In order to be a lawyer, law school is a requirement before taking the bar, an exam for legal practice regulated by each state. 

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Accredited Colleges Offering Criminal Justice Degrees
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Ashford University Annual Tuition $10,632 - $13,400 Recommend Rate 67% (12 reviews)
118 Programs, 7 in Criminal Justice (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BA/Law Enforcement Administration
  • BA/Social and Criminal Justice
  • MS/Criminal Justice
  • MS/Criminal Justice - Cybercrime and Technology Specialization
University of the Rockies Online Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
38 Programs, 2 in Criminal Justice (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • Doctor of Psychology - Criminology and Justice Studies Specialization
  • MA in Psychology - Criminology and Justice Studies Specialization
Capella University Annual Tuition $13,176 Recommend Rate 38% (8 reviews)
261 Programs, 8 in Criminal Justice (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BS - Criminal Justice
  • DEM - Emergency Management
  • MS - Criminal Justice
  • MS - Forensic Psychology
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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Campuses: Tifton
Annual Tuition $10,060 Recommend Rate Add Review
Abraham Lincoln University
Campuses: Los Angeles
Annual Tuition $7,500 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Academy of Careers and Technology
Campuses: Beckley
Annual Tuition $4,285 Recommend Rate Add Review
Academy of Court Reporting and Technology-Cleveland
Campuses: Pittsburgh
Annual Tuition $10,710 Recommend Rate Add Review
Adelphi University
Campuses: Garden City
Annual Tuition $34,034 Recommend Rate Add Review
Adirondack Community College
Campuses: Queensbury
Annual Tuition $8,407 Recommend Rate Add Review
Adrian College
Campuses: Adrian
Annual Tuition $33,610 Recommend Rate Add Review
Aiken Technical College
Campuses: Graniteville
Annual Tuition $8,224 Recommend Rate Add Review
Aims Community College
Campuses: Greeley
Annual Tuition $10,424 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
AIU (campus)
Campuses: Houston
Annual Tuition $14,538 - $15,968 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alabama A & M University
Campuses: Normal
Annual Tuition $17,136 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alabama State University
Campuses: Montgomery
Annual Tuition $15,656 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alamance Community College
Campuses: Graham, Burlington
Annual Tuition $7,950 Recommend Rate Add Review
Albany State University
Campuses: Albany
Annual Tuition $15,738 Recommend Rate Add Review
Albany Technical College
Campuses: Albany
Annual Tuition $4,792 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alcorn State University
Campuses: Alcorn State
Annual Tuition $6,386 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alexandria Technical & Community College
Campuses: Alexandria
Annual Tuition $5,402 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alfred University
Campuses: Alfred
Annual Tuition $26,261 Recommend Rate Add Review
Allan Hancock College
Campuses: Santa Maria
Annual Tuition $6,750 Recommend Rate Add Review
Allegany College of Maryland
Campuses: Everett, Somerset
Annual Tuition $7,950 Recommend Rate Add Review
Allen County Community College
Campuses: Iola, Burlingame
Annual Tuition $2,910 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alliant International University
Campuses: San Diego
Annual Tuition $16,800 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alpena Community College
Campuses: Alpena
Annual Tuition $6,210 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alvernia University
Campuses: Reading
Annual Tuition $31,100 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alvin Community College
Campuses: Alvin
Annual Tuition $3,794 Recommend Rate Add Review
Amarillo College
Campuses: Amarillo, Dumas, Hereford
Annual Tuition $4,578 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Auto Institute
Campuses: Cerritos, Gardena, Anaheim, Bakersfield, ...
Annual Tuition $18,300 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Business and Technology University
Campuses: Saint Joseph
Annual Tuition $14,940 Recommend Rate Add Review
American International College
Campuses: Springfield
Annual Tuition $31,870 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Public University System
Campuses: Charles Town
Annual Tuition $6,880 Recommend Rate 75% (8 reviews)

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