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Criminal Justice Schools

Use a degree or diploma to enter the exciting world of criminal justice. Choose from popular majors and specializations, and tailor your educational experience to suit your career goals. Hiring managers in criminal justice fields look for educated professionals who are committed to their work.

Trade schools in criminal justice feature a range of popular specializations:

  • Forensic psychology
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Department of corrections

Use a degree or diploma in criminal justice to serve on the front lines as an investigator or law enforcement agent, or work behind the scenes as a corrections officer or forensic psychologist. Some entry level and technical careers only require a diploma or associate degree, while salaried and higher ranking positions may require a bachelor's degree.

Careers in Criminal Justice
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports healthy salaries and benefits packages for many criminal justice careers. In 2008, probation officers earned mean annual wages of $49,520. That same year, detectives and criminal investigators earned $63,840, while private detectives and investigators earned $46,480. Forensic science technicians working in crime scene investigation earned $52,960.

While job prospects in correctional facilities are expected to be excellent, keen competition is expected for many careers, including those for private detectives and investigators. While no degree or diploma program can guarantee a particular career or salary, completing your criminal justice education in trade school gives you the chance to prove your skills and knowledge to hiring managers. In areas of high job competition, training can give you the edge you need to secure a lifelong career.

Sources:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Correctional Officers
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Forensic Science Technicians
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Private Detectives
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Probation Officers

Criminal Justice Schools

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Everest University
Career-focused education designed to help you get the job you deserve.
Criminal Justice Private & Homeland Security, Master of Science Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice and more.
  • Tampa: 3924 Coconut Palm Dr. Tampa, FL 33619
  • Lakeland: 995 East Memorial Blvd. Ste. 110 Lakeland, FL 33801
  • Orange Park: 805 Wells Road Orange Park, FL 32073
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University of Phoenix
At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.
A.A. in Criminal Justice, B.S in Criminal Justice Administration/Cybercrimes, B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration/Security and more.
  • Online: Online, AR
  • Phoenix: Phoenix, AP
  • Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173
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Berkeley College
The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.
AAS in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice, BS in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice, AAS, Legal Studies and more.
  • Paramus: 64 East Midland Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652
  • Little Falls: 44 Rifle Camp Road Little Falls, NJ 07424
  • White Plains: 99 Church Street White Plains, NY 10601
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Heald College
Heald College provides hands-on educational programs that can help students prepare for careers in the healthcare, business, legal and technology fields.
Criminal Justice, Paralegal, and more.
  • Roseville: 7 Sierra Gate Plaza Roseville, CA 95678
  • Hayward: 25500 Industrial Boulevard Hayward, CA 94545
  • Salida: 5260 Pirrone Court Salida, CA 95368
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Remington College
Get hands-on training with Remington College.
AS in Criminal Justice, AAS in Criminal Justice, AS in Criminal Justice and more.
  • Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214
  • Baton Rouge: 1900 N. Lobdell Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813
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Brandman University
Take a new step in your education with Brandman University.
BA in Criminal Justice, BA in Criminal Justice (Victim Advocacy), BA in Criminal Justice (Security Services) and more.
  • Irvine: 16355 Laguna Canyon Road Irvine, CA 92618
  • Olympia: 1445 Galaxy Drive NE Suite 201 Olympia, WA 98516
  • Victorville: 13911 Park Ave Suite 100 Victorville, CA 92392
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Kaplan College - KHE
Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.
Associate of Arts: Criminal Justice, Associate of Applied Science: Criminal Justice, Associate of Science: Criminal Justice and more.
  • Vista: 2022 University Drive Vista, CA 92083
  • Chula Vista: 555 Broadway, Suite 144 Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • Arlington: 2241 S. Watson Rd. Building 200, Suite 100 Arlington, TX 76010
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Strayer University
Continue your education with Strayer University.
AA: Criminal Justice, BSCJ: Criminal Justice Admin, BBA: Legal Studies and more.
  • Greensboro: 4900 Koger Boulevard Suite 400 Greensboro, NC 27407
  • Newark: 240 Continental Drive Suite 108 Newark, DE 19713
  • Chesapeake: 676 Independence Parkway Suite 300 Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Everest Institute
Reach your career goals with a degree or diploma from Everest Institute.
Criminal Justice (Associate's), Paralegal (Associate's), and more.
  • Norcross: 1750 Beaver Ruin Rd Suite 500 Norcross, GA 30093
  • Pittsburgh: 100 Forbes Ave Suite 1200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Rochester: 1630 Portland Ave Rochester, NY 14621

UEI College
Get career training for the job you’ve always wanted at UEI College.
Criminal Justice, and more.
  • Gardena: 661 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Gardena, CA 90247
  • Fresno: 2002 N. Gateway Blvd. Fresno, CA 93727
  • Huntington Park: 6055 Pacific Boulevard Huntington Park, CA 90255
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