Topics of Study
In this program, you will learn about the criminal justice system, how it is organized, and how it functions with other areas of law enforcement, such as the courts, corrections institutions, security services, and the juvenile justice system. This includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues.
- A certificate or associate degree may prepare individuals for work in a police department or sheriff's office.
- A bachelor's degree, combined with work experience, is usually required for management positions.
- A graduate degree is usually required for teaching and research positions.
- Correction Officer
- Detective (Police)
- FBI/CIA Agent
- Legal Assistant/Paralegal
- Parole Officer
- Police Officer
- Private Detective/Investigator
- Security Guard
- Transportation Security Officer