Criminal Justice Bachelors
Degree by State:
A criminal justice bachelors degree prepares you for a job in the field. It puts you at a higher level than those with associate degree or certificate. You are able to bring more analytical thinking to the profession.
While most state and local government law enforcement agencies will employ you with a certificate or associate degree, for most federal government law enforcement agencies, this is the minimum requirement for entry into the profession. So, it’s a good idea to really consider where you want to work before embarking on your education in the field of criminal justice.
Of course, you can always start with a certificate or associate degree and then work towards your bachelor’s degree. Most 4 year colleges will accept the classes you took in your associate degree or certificate program.
The typical bachelor degree program in criminal justice will take 4 years to complete. It could take shorter or longer period depending on how aggressive you are in tackling your courses.
We think you should know that bachelor degree holders make
more money than associate degree holders. The United States Bureau of Labor
Statistics (BLS) reports that bachelor degree holders make on the average $285
more per week than people with associate degree holders. This adds up over your
We should also point out that bachelor degree holders find jobs easier than people with associate degree. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate for bachelor degree holders is 4.9% while that of associate degree holders is 6.8%, as of this writing. This is quite a difference. It’s something that should encourage you to go for that bachelor degree.
Below you will see criminal justice bachelor degree schools and programs by state. You just need to look around to find what picks your interest. It’s a comprehensive list. You are bound to find what you’re looking for. Have fun!
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