Accredited Criminal Justice & Legal Programs
The criminal justice system includes every level of law enforcement, and works to keep our society safe. Some of the many career opportunities include crime scene investigator, lawyer, police officer, air marshal, paralegal, and computer security specialist, among others. With a Criminal Justice degree, you will work with employees of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, defense attorneys, judges, corrections and probation officers, paralegals, and court reporters.
There are associates, bachelors, masters and PhD programs for Criminal Justice degrees, along with additional certificate programs. Depending on your career path, you may be required to take additional tests or participate in special programs. For example, police officers must attend and pass a police academy. Lawyers will need to pass the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and finish law school, to then obtain a Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) to practice law.
Regardless of the type of criminal justice profession you have chosen, the goals and objectives of your job are to serve, protect, and bring fair justice to the people.